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Journal Cover Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
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  • Malonic acid based cationic lipids – The way to highly efficient
           DNA-carriers
    • Authors: Christian Wölk; Christopher Janich; Udo Bakowsky; Andreas Langner; Gerald Brezesinski
      Pages: 20 - 34
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 248
      Author(s): Christian Wölk, Christopher Janich, Udo Bakowsky, Andreas Langner, Gerald Brezesinski
      Cationic lipids play an important role as non-viral nucleic acid carriers in gene therapy since 3 decades. This review will introduce malonic acid derived cationic lipids as nucleic acid carriers which appeared in the literature dealing with lipofection 10years ago. The family of amino-functionalized branched fatty acid amides will be presented as well as different generations of malonic acid diamides. Both groups of cationic lipids yield lipid mixtures with highly efficient nucleic acid transfer activities in in-vitro cell culture models. The DNA transfer screening of lipid libraries with directed structural variations in the lipophilic as well as in the hydrophilic part of the amphiphiles yields structure/activity relationships. Furthermore, the detailed characterizations of selected lipid composites at the air/water interface and in bulk systems are summarized with regard to transfection determining physical-chemical properties. The findings are also discussed in comparison to results obtained with other families of cationic lipids.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.08.003
      Issue No: Vol. 248 (2017)
       
  • Advances in the synthesis, molecular architectures and potential
           applications of gemini surfactants
    • Authors: Renu Sharma; Ajar Kamal; Maryam Abdinejad; Rakesh Kumar Mahajan; Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
      Pages: 35 - 68
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 248
      Author(s): Renu Sharma, Ajar Kamal, Maryam Abdinejad, Rakesh Kumar Mahajan, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
      Gemini surfactants have been the subject of intensive scrutiny by virtue of their unique combination of physical and chemical properties and being used in ordinary household objects to multifarious industrial processes. In this review, we summarize the recent developments of gemini surfactants, highlighting the classification of gemini surfactants based on the variation in headgroup polarity, flexibility/rigidity of spacer, hydrophobic alkyl chain and counterion along with potential applications of gemini surfactants, depicting the truly remarkable journey of gemini surfactants that has just come of age. We have focused on those objectives which will act as suitable candidates to take the field forward. The preceding information will permit us to estimate the effect of structural variation on the aggregation behavior of gemini surfactants for nanoscience and biological applications like antimicrobial, anti-fungal agent, better gene and drug delivery agent with low cytotoxicity and biodegradability, which makes them more advantageous for a number of technological processes and hence reduces the impact of these gemini surfactants on the environment.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.032
      Issue No: Vol. 248 (2017)
       
  • Effect of contact angle and contact angle hysteresis on the floatability
           of spheres at the air-water interface
    • Authors: Dong-xia Feng; Anh V. Nguyen
      Pages: 69 - 84
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 248
      Author(s): Dong-xia Feng, Anh V. Nguyen
      The floatability of solid particles on the water surface governs many natural phenomena and industrial processes including film flotation and froth flotation separation of coal and valuable minerals. For many years, the contact angle (CA) has been postulated as the key factor in determining the particle floatability. Indeed, the maximum force (tenacity) supporting the flotation of fine spheres was conjectured to occur when the apical angle of the contact circle is equal to the contact angle. In this paper, the model predictions are reviewed and compared with experimental results. It is shown that CA can be affected by many physical and chemical factors such as surface roughness and chemical heterogeneity and can have a range of values known as the CA hysteresis. This multiple-valued CA invalidates the available theories on the floatability of spheres. Even the intuitive replacement of CA by the advancing (maximum) CA in the classical theories can be wrong. A few new examples are also reviewed and analyzed to demonstrate the significance of CA variation in controlling the particle floatability. They include the pinning of the contact line at the sharp edge, known as the Gibbs inequality condition, and the nearby interaction among floating particles, known as lateral inter-particle interaction. It is concluded that our quantitative understanding of the floatability of real particles being irregular and heterogeneous both morphologically and chemically is still far from being satisfactory.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.031
      Issue No: Vol. 248 (2017)
       
  • Natural and bioinspired nanostructured bactericidal surfaces
    • Authors: Abinash Tripathy; Prosenjit Sen; Bo Su; Wuge H. Briscoe
      Pages: 85 - 104
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 248
      Author(s): Abinash Tripathy, Prosenjit Sen, Bo Su, Wuge H. Briscoe
      Bacterial antibiotic resistance is becoming more widespread due to excessive use of antibiotics in healthcare and agriculture. At the same time the development of new antibiotics has effectively ground to a hold. Chemical modifications of material surfaces have poor long-term performance in preventing bacterial build-up and hence approaches for realising bactericidal action through physical surface topography have become increasingly important in recent years. The complex nature of the bacteria cell wall interactions with nanostructured surfaces represents many challenges while the design of nanostructured bactericidal surfaces is considered. Here we present a brief overview of the bactericidal behaviour of naturally occurring and bio-inspired nanostructured surfaces against different bacteria through the physico-mechanical rupture of the cell wall. Many parameters affect this process including the size, shape, density, rigidity/flexibility and surface chemistry of the surface nanotextures as well as factors such as bacteria specificity (e.g. gram positive and gram negative) and motility. Different fabrication methods for such bactericidal nanostructured surfaces are summarised.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.030
      Issue No: Vol. 248 (2017)
       
  • Membrane interactions and antimicrobial effects of inorganic nanoparticles
    • Authors: Sara Malekkhaiat Häffner; Martin Malmsten
      Pages: 105 - 128
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 248
      Author(s): Sara Malekkhaiat Häffner, Martin Malmsten
      Interactions between nanoparticles and biological membranes are attracting increasing attention in current nanomedicine, and play a key role both for nanotoxicology and for utilizing nanomaterials in diagnostics, drug delivery, functional biomaterials, as well as combinations of these, e.g., in theranostics. In addition, there is considerable current interest in the use of nanomaterials as antimicrobial agents, motivated by increasing resistance development against conventional antibiotics. Here, various nanomaterials offer opportunities for triggered functionalites to combat challenging infections. Although the performance in these diverse applications is governed by a complex interplay between the nanomaterial, the properties of included drugs (if any), and the biological system, nanoparticle-membrane interactions constitute a key initial step and play a key role for the subsequent biological response. In the present overview, the current understanding of inorganic nanomaterials as antimicrobial agents is outlined, with special focus on the interplay between antimicrobial effects and membrane interactions, and how membrane interactions and antimicrobial effects of such materials depend on nanoparticle properties, membrane composition, and external (e.g., light and magnetic) fields.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.029
      Issue No: Vol. 248 (2017)
       
  • Phase-separated surfactant monolayers: Exploiting immiscibility of
           fluorocarbons and hydrocarbons to pattern interfaces
    • Authors: Matthew F. Paige; Ala'a F. Eftaiha
      Pages: 129 - 146
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 248
      Author(s): Matthew F. Paige, Ala'a F. Eftaiha
      The mutual immiscibility of hydrogenated and fluorinated surfactants at interfaces frequently leads to phase-separation, which provides a useful and flexible method for patterning air-water and solid-air interfaces. In this article, we review recent advances in the use of hydrogenated-fluorinated surfactant mixtures to achieve interfacial patterning. For even relatively simple systems comprised of binary mixed monolayers of hydrogenated and perfluorinated fatty acids, a diverse range of film morphologies can be generated at the air-water interface and successfully transferred onto solid substrates. Systematic investigations reported over the past several years have allowed for correlation between the chemical structure of the film constituents with the gross film morphology and underlying crystalline structure of the films. Early thermodynamic models based on the interplay between dipole-dipole repulsion forces between charged headgroups balanced by line tension between phases that were formulated to describe phase-behavior in simple phospholipid monolayer systems have proven highly useful to describe morphologies for the immiscible surfactant blends. Beyond simple binary fatty acid mixtures, highly-structured films have also been reported in mixed phospholipid systems, which have found important application in controlling the physical, compositional and performance properties of lung surfactant mixtures, as well as in semifluorinated alkane monolayers which form unique, hemimicellar structures at both liquid and solid interfaces. We also describe advances in using these approaches to pattern photopolymerizable, luminescent surfactants, which have found extensive use in colorimetric and fluorometric sensing devices. The long-term outlook for this field, with an emphasis on potential applications and future research directions are discussed.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.023
      Issue No: Vol. 248 (2017)
       
  • An interferometric technique to study capillary waves
    • Authors: Laura Cantu'; Antonio Raudino; Mario Corti
      Pages: 23 - 32
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Laura Cantu', Antonio Raudino, Mario Corti
      We describe a new interferometric technique to study gas-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces. Bubbles and drops are subjected to an alternating electric field which excites capillary oscillations at the interface, if charged. Bubble or drop deformation is detected by the change of the internal optical path of a laser beam crossing perpendicular to the oscillation axis. Due to the closed geometry, a discrete spectrum of stationary oscillation frequencies (normal modes) is excited. The interferometric nature of the measurement and the resonant nature of the oscillation modes concur in allowing for high sensitivity, in the sub-nanometric region. We present a detailed description of the experimental setup and examples of applications of the technique to the study of both gas-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces, either naked or with adsorbed surfactant monolayers, for bubbles and drops with diameter~1mm. In particular, the resonance frequencies and the width of the resonance peaks depend on the surface tension and the viscous dampening, respectively. We show that, by this new technique, properties of the interface can be accessed with confidence at the sub-nanometer scale, and surface phenomena, like the monolayer phase transition or the peculiarities of adsorption/desorption processes, can be unraveled in concentration regimes which are too low for existing methods.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.06.006
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • From drop-shape analysis to stress-fitting elastometry
    • Authors: Mathias Nagel; Theo A. Tervoort; Jan Vermant
      Pages: 33 - 51
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Mathias Nagel, Theo A. Tervoort, Jan Vermant
      Drop-shape analysis using pendant or sessile drops is a well-established experimental technique for measuring the interfacial or surface tension, and changes thereof. The method relies on deforming a drop by either gravity or buoyancy and fitting the Young–Laplace equation to the drop shape. Alternatively one can prescribe the shape and measure the pressure inside the drop or bubble using pressure tensiometry. However, when an interface with a complex microstructure is present, extra and anisotropic interfacial stresses may develop due to lateral interactions between the surface-active moieties, leading to deviations of the drop shape or even a wrinkling of the interface. To extract surface-material properties of these complex interfaces using drop-shape analysis or pressure tensiometry, the Young–Laplace law needs to be generalized in order to account for the extra and anisotropic stresses at the interface. In the present work, we review the different approaches that have been proposed to date to extract the surface tension as the thermodynamic state variable, as well as other rheological material properties such as the compression and the shear modulus. To evaluate the intrinsic performance of the methods, computer generated drops are subjected to step-area changes and then subjected to analysis using the different methods. Shape-fitting methods, now combined with an adequate constitutive method, do however perform rather poorly in determining the elastic stresses, especially at small area strains. An additional measurement o f the pressure or capillary-pressure tensiometry is required to improve the sensitivity. However, pressure-based methods still require the knowledge of the undeformed reference state, which may be difficult to achieve in practice. Moreover, it is not straightforward to judge from what point onwards one needs to go beyond the Young–Laplace equation. To overcome these limitations, a method based on stress fitting, which uses a local force balance method, is introduced here. One aspect of this new method is the use of the Chebyshev transform to numerically describe the contour shape of the drop interface. For all methods we present a detailed error analysis to evaluate if, and with what precision, surface material parameters can be extracted. Depending on the desired information, different ideal experimental conditions and most suitable methods are discussed, in addition to having a criterion to investigate if extra and anisotropic stresses matter.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.008
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Formation of protein/surfactant adsorption layer as studied by dilational
           surface rheology
    • Authors: Boris A. Noskov; Michael M. Krycki
      Pages: 81 - 99
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Boris A. Noskov, Michael M. Krycki
      The review discusses the mechanism of formation of protein/surfactant adsorption layers at the liquid – gas interface. The complexes of globular proteins usually preserve their compact structure a low surfactant concentrations. Therefore a simple kinetic model of the adsorption of charged compact nanoparticles is discussed first and compared with experimental data. The increase of surfactant concentrations results in various conformational transitions in the surface layer. One can obtain information on the changes of the adsorption layer structure using the dilational surface rheology. The kinetic dependencies of the dynamic surface elasticity are strongly different for the adsorption of unfolded macromolecules and compact globules, and have local maxima in the former case corresponding to different steps of the adsorption. These distinctions allow tracing the changes of the tertiary structure of protein/surfactant complexes in the surface layer. The adsorption from mixed solutions of ionic surfactants with β-casein, β-lactoglobulin, bovine serum albumin and myoglobin is discussed with some details.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.003
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Withdrawing a solid from a bath: How much liquid is coated'
    • Authors: Emmanuelle Rio; François Boulogne
      Pages: 100 - 114
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Emmanuelle Rio, François Boulogne
      A solid withdrawn from a liquid bath entrains a film. In this review, after recalling the predictions and results for pure Newtonian liquids coated on simple solids, we analyze the deviations to this ideal case exploring successively three potential sources of complexity: the liquid–air interface, the bulk rheological properties of the liquid and the mechanical or chemical properties of the solid. For these different complexities, we show that significant effects on the film thickness are observed experimentally and we summarize the theoretical analysis presented in the literature, which attempt to rationalize these measurements.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.01.006
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Dynamic interfacial tension of surfactant solutions
    • Authors: R. Miller; E.V. Aksenenko; V.B. Fainerman
      Pages: 115 - 129
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): R. Miller, E.V. Aksenenko, V.B. Fainerman
      The dynamics of surfactant interfacial layers was first discussed more than a century ago. In 1946 the most important work by Ward and Tordai was published which is still the theoretical basis of all new models to describe the time dependence of interfacial properties. In addition to the diffusion controlled adsorption mechanism, many other models have been postulated in literature, however, well performed experiments with well defined surfactant systems have shown that the diffusional transport is the main process governing the entire formation of surfactant adsorption layers. The main prerequisite, in addition to the diffusional transport, is the consideration of the right boundary condition at the interface, given by a respective equation of state. In addition to the classical models of Langmuir and Frumkin, also the so-called reorientation or interfacial aggregation models are to be assumed to reach a quantitative description of respective experimental data. Moreover, the adsorption of surfactants at the interface between water and a gas phase different from air can be strongly influenced by the type of molecules within the gas phase, such as alkane vapours. These oil molecules co-adsorb from the gas phase and change the adsorption kinetics strongly. Besides the discussion of how to apply theoretical adsorption kinetics models correctly, a large number of experimental data are presented and the way of a quantitative analysis of the adsorption mechanism and the main characteristic parameters is presented. This includes micellar solutions as well as mixtures of surfactants of ionic and non-ionic nature.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2016.12.007
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Polymers and surfactants at fluid interfaces studied with specular neutron
           reflectometry
    • Authors: Larissa Braun; Martin Uhlig; Regine von Klitzing; Richard A. Campbell
      Pages: 130 - 148
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Larissa Braun, Martin Uhlig, Regine von Klitzing, Richard A. Campbell
      This review addresses the advances made with specular neutron reflectometry in studies of aqueous mixtures of polymers and surfactants at fluid interfaces during the last decade (or so). The increase in neutron flux due to improvements in instrumentation has led to routine measurements at the air/water interface that are faster and involve samples with lower isotopic contrast than in previous experiments. One can now resolve the surface excess of a single deuterated component on the second time scale and the composition of a mixture on the minute time scale, and information about adsorption processes and dynamic rheology can also be accessed. Research areas addressed include the types of formed equilibrium surface structures, the link to foam film stability and the range of non-equilibrium effects that dominate the behavior of oppositely charged polyelectrolyte/surfactant mixtures, macroscopic film formation in like-charged polymer/surfactant mixtures, and the properties of mixtures of bio-polymers with surfactants and lipids.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.005
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Entropy of aqueous surfaces. Application to polymeric Langmuir films
    • Authors: Louise Deschênes; Johannes Lyklema; François St-Germain
      Pages: 149 - 162
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Louise Deschênes, Johannes Lyklema, François St-Germain
      Measuring surface (excess) entropies provides a bounty of valuable structural information that is hard to obtain otherwise. In the paper these quantities are defined and procedures of measurements discussed. Mostly they involve measurements at different temperatures. A review is given for interfaces with aqueous solutions in the absence of polymers. This review illustrates how, sometimes unanticipated, pieces of information are obtained, for example with cloud seeding and a possible explanation of the Jones-Ray effect. As a novel extension the procedure is applied to deposited, or Langmuir, monolayers of poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide) block copolymers. It will be shown how the various phase transitions and associated configurations of these polymers can be recognized and monitored.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.04.004
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Interfacial characteristics of binary polymer blend films spread at the
           air-water interface
    • Authors: Masami Kawaguchi
      Pages: 163 - 171
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Masami Kawaguchi
      The interfacial characteristics of binary polymer blend films spread at the air-water interface are reviewed, focusing on their surface pressures, interfacial structures, and dilational moduli as a function of the miscibility. Miscible polymer blend films show thermodynamic, structural, and dynamic properties which are a combination of those from both components in the polymer blend present at the air-water interface. No preferential adsorption is observed and the behavior does not depend on the surface concentration regime. In contrast, for immiscible polymer blend films, preferential adsorption of one polymer phase occurs at the air-water interface and the interfacial characteristics in the semi-dilute and concentrated regimes are strongly controlled by one of the components of the adsorbed polymer.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.05.004
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • How irreversible adsorption affects interfacial properties of polymers
    • Authors: Simone Napolitano; Michele Sferrazza
      Pages: 172 - 177
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Simone Napolitano, Michele Sferrazza
      Growing experimental evidence shows that the behavior of polymer chains confined at the nanoscale level strongly depends on the degree of adsorption correlated to the number density of monomers pinned onto the supporting substrate. In this contribution, after introducing the physics behind the mechanisms of irreversible adsorption, we review recent experimental observations on how adsorption affects properties of polymer melts confined in 1D, focusing on those related to the thermal glass transition, maximum water uptake, viscosity and crystallization. These findings strongly support a new physical framework of confined soft matter, not trivially limited to finite size effects and interfacial interactions, but also enriched by non-equilibrium phenomena.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.02.003
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Electrostatics of patchy surfaces
    • Authors: Ram M. Adar; David Andelman; Haim Diamant
      Pages: 198 - 207
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Ram M. Adar, David Andelman, Haim Diamant
      In the study of colloidal, biological and electrochemical systems, it is customary to treat surfaces, macromolecules and electrodes as homogeneously charged. This simplified approach is proven successful in most cases, but fails to describe a wide range of heterogeneously charged surfaces commonly used in experiments. For example, recent experiments have revealed a long-range attraction between overall neutral surfaces, locally charged in a mosaic-like structure of positively and negatively charged domains (“patches”). Here, we review experimental and theoretical studies addressing the stability of heterogeneously charged surfaces, their effect on ionic profiles in solution, and the interaction between two such surfaces. We focus on electrostatics, and highlight the important new physical parameters appearing in the heterogeneous case, such as the largest patch size and inter-surface charge correlations.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.04.002
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Particles adsorbed at various non-aqueous liquid-liquid interfaces
    • Authors: Miguel Angel Fernandez-Rodriguez; Bernard P. Binks; Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Valverde; Miguel Angel Cabrerizo-Vilchez; Roque Hidalgo-Alvarez
      Pages: 208 - 222
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Miguel Angel Fernandez-Rodriguez, Bernard P. Binks, Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Valverde, Miguel Angel Cabrerizo-Vilchez, Roque Hidalgo-Alvarez
      Particles adsorbed at liquid interfaces are commonly used to stabilise water-oil Pickering emulsions and water-air foams. The fundamental understanding of the physics of particles adsorbed at water-air and water-oil interfaces is improving significantly due to novel techniques that enable the measurement of the contact angle of individual particles at a given interface. The case of non-aqueous interfaces and emulsions is less studied in the literature. Non-aqueous liquid-liquid interfaces in which water is replaced by other polar solvents have properties similar to those of water-oil interfaces. Nanocomposites of non-aqueous immiscible polymer blends containing inorganic particles at the interface are of great interest industrially and consequently more work has been devoted to them. By contrast, the behaviour of particles adsorbed at oil-oil interfaces in which both oils are immiscible and of low dielectric constant (ε<3) is scarcely studied. Hydrophobic particles are required to stabilise these oil-oil emulsions due to their irreversible adsorption, high interfacial activity and elastic shell behaviour.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.02.001
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • A comparison between liquid drops and solid particles in partial wetting
    • Authors: Antonio Stocco; Maurizio Nobili
      Pages: 223 - 233
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Antonio Stocco, Maurizio Nobili
      In this critical review we compare two geometries in partial wetting: a liquid drop on a planar substrate and a spherical particle at a planar liquid interface. We show that this comparison is far from being trivial even if the same physical interactions are at play in both geometries. Similarities and differences in terms of free energies and frictions will be discussed. Contact angle hysteresis, the impact of surface roughness and line pinning on wetting will be described and compared to selected experimental findings.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.06.014
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Dynamics of network fluids
    • Authors: C.S. Dias; N.A.M. Araújo; M.M. Telo da Gama
      Pages: 258 - 263
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): C.S. Dias, N.A.M. Araújo, M.M. Telo da Gama
      Network fluids are structured fluids consisting of chains and branches. They are characterized by unusual physical properties, such as, exotic bulk phase diagrams, interfacial roughening and wetting transitions, and equilibrium and nonequilibrium gels. Here, we provide an overview of a selection of their equilibrium and dynamical properties. Recent research efforts towards bridging equilibrium and non-equilibrium studies are discussed, as well as several open questions.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.001
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • Critical evaluation of dipolar, acid-base and charge interactions I.
           Electron displacement within and between molecules, liquids and
           semiconductors
    • Authors: Jarl B. Rosenholm
      Pages: 264 - 304
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Jarl B. Rosenholm
      Specific dipolar, acid-base and charge interactions involve electron displacements. For atoms, single bonds and molecules electron displacement is characterized by electronic potential, absolute hardness, electronegativity and electron gap. In addition, dissociation, bonding, atomization, formation, ionization, affinity and lattice enthalpies are required to quantify the electron displacement in solids. Semiconductors are characterized by valence and conduction band energies, electron gaps and average Fermi energies which in turn determine Galvani potentials of the bulk, space charge layer and surface states. Electron displacement due to interaction between (probe) molecules, liquids and solids are characterized by parameters such as Hamaker constant, solubility parameter, exchange energy density, surface tension, work of adhesion and immersion. They are determined from permittivity, refractive index, enthalpy of vaporization, molar volume, surface pressure and contact angle. Moreover, acidic and basic probes may form adducts which are adsorbed on target substrates in order to establish an indirect measure of polarity, acidity, basicity or hydrogen bonding. Acidic acceptor numbers (AN), basic donor numbers (DN), acidic and basic “electrostatic” (E) and “covalent” (C) parameters determined by enthalpy of adduct formation are considered as general acid-base scales. However, the formal grounds for assignments as dispersive, Lifshitz-van der Waals, polar, acid, base and hydrogen bond interactions are inconsistent. Although correlations are found no of the parameters are mutually fully compatible and moreover the enthalpies of acid-base interaction do not correspond to free energies. In this review the foundations of different acid-base parameters relating to electron displacement within and between (probe) molecules, liquids and (semiconducting) solids are thoroughly investigated and their mutual relationships are evaluated.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.06.004
      Issue No: Vol. 247 (2017)
       
  • The flotation and adsorption of mixed collectors on oxide and silicate
           minerals
    • Authors: Longhua Xu; Jia Tian; Houqin Wu; Zhongyuan Lu; Wei Sun; Yuehua Hu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Longhua Xu, Jia Tian, Houqin Wu, Zhongyuan Lu, Wei Sun, Yuehua Hu
      The analysis of flotation and adsorption of mixed collectors on oxide and silicate minerals is of great importance for both industrial applications and theoretical research. Over the past years, significant progress has been achieved in understanding the adsorption of single collectors in micelles as well as at interfaces. By contrast, the self-assembly of mixed collectors at liquid/air and solid/liquid interfaces remains a developing area as a result of the complexity of the mixed systems involved and the limited availability of suitable analytical techniques. In this work, we systematically review the processes involved in the adsorption of mixed collectors onto micelles and at interface by examining four specific points, namely, theoretical background, factors that affect adsorption, analytical techniques, and self-assembly of mixed surfactants at the mineral/liquid interface. In the first part, the theoretical background of collector mixtures is introduced, together with several core solution theories, which are classified according to their application in the analysis of physicochemical properties of mixed collector systems. In the second part, we discuss the factors that can influence adsorption, including factors related to the structure of collectors and environmental conditions. We summarize their influence on the adsorption of mixed systems, with the objective to provide guidance on the progress achieved in this field to date. Advances in measurement techniques can greatly promote our understanding of adsorption processes. In the third part, therefore, modern techniques such as optical reflectometry, neutron scattering, neutron reflectometry, thermogravimetric analysis, fluorescence spectroscopy, ultrafiltration, atomic force microscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations are introduced in virtue of their application. Finally, focusing on oxide and silicate minerals, we review and summarize the flotation and adsorption of three most widely used mixed surfactant systems (anionic–cationic, anionic–nonionic, and cationic–nonionic) at the liquid/mineral interface in order to fully understand the self-assembly progress. In the end, the paper gives a brief future outlook of the possible development in the mixed surfactants.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.11.003
       
  • Surface self-assembly of colloidal crystals for micro- and nano-patterning
    • Authors: Ryan van Dommelen; Paola Fanzio; Luigi Sasso
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Ryan van Dommelen, Paola Fanzio, Luigi Sasso
      The controlled patterning of polymeric surfaces at the micro- and nanoscale offers potential in the technological development of small-scale devices, particularly within the fields of photovoltaics, micro-optics and lab- and organ-on-chip, where the topological arrangement of the surface can influence a system's power generation, optical properties or biological function - such as, in the latter case, biomimicking surfaces or topological control of cellular differentiation. One of the most promising approaches in reducing manufacturing costs and complexity is by exploitation of the self-assembling properties of colloidal particles. Self-assembly techniques can be used to produce colloidal crystals onto surfaces, which can act as replicative masks, as has previously been demonstrated with colloidal lithography, or templates in mold-replication methods with resolutions dependent on particle size. Within this context, a particular emerging interest is focused on the use of self-assembled colloidal crystal surfaces in polymer replication methods such as soft lithography, hot and soft embossing and nano-imprint lithography, offering low-cost and high-resolution alternatives to conventional lithographic techniques. However, there are still challenges to overcome for this surface patterning approach to reach a manufacturing reliability and process robustness comparable to competitive technologies already available in the market, as self-assembly processes are not always 100% effective in organizing colloids within a structural pattern onto the surface. Defects often occur during template fabrication. Furthermore, issues often arise mainly at the interface between colloidal crystals and other surfaces and substrates. Particularly when utilized in high-temperature pattern replication processes, poor adhesion of colloidal particles onto the substrate results in degradation of the patterning template. These effects can render difficulties in creating stable structures with little defect that are well controlled such that a large variety of shapes can be reproduced reliably. This review presents an overview of available self-assembly methods for the creation of colloidal crystals, organized by the type of forces governing the self-assembly process: fluidic, physical, external fields, and chemical. The main focus lies on the use of spherical particles, which are favorable due to their high commercial availability and ease of synthesis. However, also shape-anisotropic particle self-assembly will be introduced, since it has recently been gaining research momentum, offering a greater flexibility in terms of patterning. Finally, an overview is provided of recent research on the fabrication of polymer nano- and microstructures by making use of colloidal self-assembled templates.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.007
       
  • Fluorescence enhancement for noble metal nanoclusters
    • Authors: Dan Li; Zhenhua Chen; Xifan Mei
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Dan Li, Zhenhua Chen, Xifan Mei
      Noble metal nanoclusters have attracted great attentions in the area of fluorescence related applications due to their special properties such as low toxicity, excellent photostability and bio-compatibility. However, they still describe disadvantages for low quantum yield compared to quantum dots and organic dyes though the brightness of the fluorescence play an important role for the efficiency of the applications. Attentions have been attracted for exploring strategies to enhance the fluorescence based on the optical fundamentals through various protocols. Some methods have already been successfully proposed for obtaining relative highly fluorescent nanoclusters, which will potentially describe advantages for the application. In this review, we summarize the approach for enhancement of the fluorescence of the nanoclusters based on the modification of the properties, improvement of the synthesis process and optimization of the environment. The limitation and directions for future development of the fabrication of highly fluorescent metal nanoclusters are demonstrated.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.11.001
       
  • Physico-chemistry of bacterial transmission versus adhesion
    • Authors: Niar Gusnaniar; Henny C. van der Mei; Wenwen Qu; Titik Nuryastuti; Johanna M.M. Hooymans; Jelmer Sjollema; Henk J. Busscher
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Niar Gusnaniar, Henny C. van der Mei, Wenwen Qu, Titik Nuryastuti, Johanna M.M. Hooymans, Jelmer Sjollema, Henk J. Busscher
      Bacterial adhesion is a main problem in many biomedical, domestic, natural and industrial environments and forms the onset of the formation of a biofilm, in which adhering bacteria grow into a multi-layered film while embedding themselves in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances. It is usually assumed that bacterial adhesion occurs from air or by convective-diffusion from a liquid suspension, but often bacteria adhere by transmission from a bacterially contaminated donor to a receiver surface. Therewith bacterial transmission is mechanistically different from adhesion, as it involves bacterial detachment from a donor surface followed by adhesion to a receiver one. Transmission is further complicated when the donor surface is not covered with a single layer of adhering bacteria but with a multi-layered biofilm, in which case bacteria can be transmitted either by interfacial failure at the biofilm-donor surface or through cohesive failure in the biofilm. Transmission through cohesive failure in a biofilm is more common than interfacial failure. The aim of this review is to oppose surface thermodynamics and adhesion force analyses, as can both be applied towards bacterial adhesion, with their appropriate extensions towards transmission. Opposition of surface thermodynamics and adhesion force analyses, will allow to distinguish between transmission of bacteria from a donor covered with a (sub)monolayer of adhering bacteria or a multi-layered biofilm. Contact angle measurements required for surface thermodynamic analyses of transmission are of an entirely different nature than analyses of adhesion forces, usually measured through atomic force microscopy. Nevertheless, transmission probabilities based on Weibull analyses of adhesion forces between bacteria and donor and receiver surfaces, correspond with the surface thermodynamic preferences of bacteria for either the donor or receiver surface. Surfaces with low adhesion forces such as polymer-brush coated or nanostructured surfaces are thus preferable for use as non-adhesive receiver surfaces, but at the same time should be avoided for use as a donor surface. Since bacterial transmission occurs under a contact pressure between two surfaces, followed by their separation under tensile or shear pressure and ultimately detachment, this will affect biofilm structure. During the compression phase of transmission, biofilms are compacted into a more dense film. After transmission, and depending on the ability of the bacterial strain involved to produce extracellular polymeric substances, biofilm left-behind on a donor or transmitted to a receiver surface will relax to its original, pre-transmission structure owing to the viscoelasticity of the extracellular polymeric substances matrix, when present. Apart from mechanistic differences between bacterial adhesion and transmission, the low numbers of bacteria generally transmitted require careful selection of suitably sensitive enumeration methods, for which culturing and optical coherence tomography are suggested. Opposing adhesion and transmission as done in this review, not only yields a better understanding of bacterial transmission, but may stimulate researchers to more carefully consider whether an adhesion or transmission model is most appropriate in the specific area of application aimed for, rather than routinely relying on adhesion models.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.11.002
       
  • Water adsorption on carbon - A review
    • Authors: Lumeng Liu; Shiliang (Johnathan) Tan; Toshihide Horikawa; D.D. Do; D. Nicholson; Junjie Liu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Lumeng Liu, Shiliang (Johnathan) Tan, Toshihide Horikawa, D.D. Do, D. Nicholson, Junjie Liu
      Water adsorption on carbonaceous materials has been studied increasingly in the recent years, not only because of its impact on many industrial processes, but also motivated by a desire to understand, at a fundamental level, the distinctive character of directional interactions between water molecules, and between water molecules and other polar groups, such as the functional groups (FGs) at the surfaces of graphene layers. This paper presents an extensive review of recent experimental and theoretical work on water adsorption on various carbonaceous materials, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of how water adsorption in carbonaceous materials relates to the concentration of FGs, their topology (arrangement of the groups) and the structure of the confined space in porous carbons. Arising from this review we are able to propose mechanisms for water adsorption in carbonaceous materials as the adsorbate density increases. The intricate interplay between the roles of FGs and confinement makes adsorption of water on carbon materials very different from that of other simple molecules.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.002
       
  • Complex coacervation in charge complementary biopolymers: Electrostatic
           versus surface patch binding
    • Authors: Jyotsana Pathak; Eepsita Priyadarshini; Kamla Rawat; H.B. Bohidar
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Jyotsana Pathak, Eepsita Priyadarshini, Kamla Rawat, H.B. Bohidar
      In this review, a number of systems are described to demonstrate the effect of polyelectrolyte chain stiffness (persistence length) on the coacervation phenomena, after we briefly review the field. We consider two specific types of complexation/coacervation: in the first type, DNA is used as a fixed substrate binding to flexible polyions such as gelatin A, bovine serum albumin and chitosan (large persistence length polyelectrolyte binding to low persistence length biopolymer), and in the second case, different substrates such as gelatin A, bovine serum albumin, and chitosan were made to bind to a polyion gelatin B (low persistence length substrate binding to comparable persistence length polyion). Polyelectrolyte chain flexibility was found to have remarkable effect on the polyelectrolyte-protein complex coacervation. The competitive interplay of electrostatic versus surface patch binding (SPB) leading to associative interaction followed by complex coacervation between these biopolymers is elucidated. We modelled the SPB interaction in terms of linear combination of attractive and repulsive Coulombic forces with respect to the solution ionic strength. The aforesaid interactions were established via a universal phase diagram, considering the persistence length of polyion as the sole independent variable.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-05T14:21:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.006
       
  • Polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acids: an overview of a neglected
           class of surfactants with multiresponsive properties
    • Authors: Leonardo Chiappisi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Leonardo Chiappisi
      In this work, an overview on aqueous solutions of polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acids is given. Unique properties arise from the combination of the nonionic, temperature-responsive polyoxyethylene block with the weakly ionic, pH-responsive carboxylic acid termination in a single surfactant headgroup. Accordingly, this class of surfactant finds broad application across very different sectors. Despite their large use on an industrial and a technical scale, the literature lacks a systematic and detailed characterization of their physico-chemical properties which is provided herein. In addition, a comprehensive overview is given of their self-assembly and interfacial behavior, of their use as colloidal building blocks and for large-scale applications.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-14T15:05:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.001
       
  • Durable superhydrophobic and superamphiphobic polymeric surfaces and their
           applications: A review
    • Authors: Kosmas Ellinas; Angeliki Tserepi; Evangelos Gogolides
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Kosmas Ellinas, Angeliki Tserepi, Evangelos Gogolides
      Wetting control is essential for many applications, such as self-cleaning, anti-icing, anti-fogging, antibacterial action as well as anti-reflection and friction control. While significant effort has been devoted to fabricate superhydrophobic/superamphiphobic surfaces (repellent to water and other low surface tension liquids), very few polymeric superhydrophobic/superamphiphobic surfaces can be considered as durable against various externally imposed stresses (e.g. application of heating, pressure, mechanical forces, chemical, etc.). Therefore, durability tests are extremely important for applications especially when such surfaces are made of “soft” materials. Here, we review the most recent and promising efforts reported towards the realization of durable, superhydrophobic/superamphiphobic, polymeric surfaces emphasizing the durability tests performed, and some important applications. We compare and put in context the scattered durability tests reported in the literature, and present conclusions, perspectives and challenges in the field.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-08T12:38:10Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.003
       
  • Icosahedral plant viral nanoparticles - bioinspired synthesis of
           nanomaterials/nanostructures
    • Authors: Kannan Badri; Narayanan Sung Soo Han
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 248
      Author(s): Kannan Badri Narayanan, Sung Soo Han
      Viral nanotechnology utilizes virus nanoparticles (VNPs) and virus-like nanoparticles (VLPs) of plant viruses as highly versatile platforms for materials synthesis and molecular entrapment that can be used in the nanotechnological fields, such as in next-generation nanoelectronics, nanocatalysis, biosensing and optics, and biomedical applications, such as for targeting, therapeutic delivery, and non-invasive in vivo imaging with high specificity and selectivity. In particular, plant virus capsids provide biotemplates for the production of novel nanostructured materials with organic/inorganic moieties incorporated in a very precise and controlled manner. Interestingly, capsid proteins of spherical plant viruses can self-assemble into well-organized icosahedral three-dimensional (3D) nanoscale multivalent architectures with high monodispersity and structural symmetry. Using viral genetic and protein engineering of icosahedral viruses with a variety of sizes, the interior, exterior and the interfaces between coat protein (CP) subunits can be manipulated to fabricate materials with a wide range of desirable properties allowing for biomineralization, encapsulation, infusion, controlled self-assembly, and multivalent ligand display of nanoparticles or molecules for varied applications. In this review, we discuss the various functional nanomaterials/nanostructures developed using the VNPs and VLPs of different icosahedral plant viruses and their nano(bio)technological and nanomedical applications.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
       
  • Macroion adsorption—Electrokinetic and optical methods
    • Authors: Aneta Michna
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Aneta Michna
      Recent studies on macroion adsorption at solid/liquid interfaces evaluated by electrokinetic and optical methods are reviewed. In the first section a description of electrokinetic phenomena at a solid surface is briefly outlined. Various methods for determining both static and dynamic properties of the electrical double layer, such as the appropriate location of the slip plane, are presented. Theoretical approaches are discussed concerning quantitative interpretation of streaming potential/current measurements of homogeneous macroscopic interfaces, both bare and formed by microsphere adsorption. Experimental results are presented, involving electrokinetic characteristics of bare surfaces, such as mica, silicon, glass etc. obtained from various types of electrokinetic cells. The surface conductivity effect on zeta potential is underlined. In the next section, various theoretical approaches, proposed to determine a distribution of electrostatic potential and flow distribution within macroion layers, are discussed. Accordingly, the influence of the uniform as well as non-uniform distribution of charges within macroion layer, the dissociation degree, and the surface conductance on electrokinetic parameters are discussed. The principles, the advantages and limits of optical techniques as well as AFM are briefly discussed in Section 4. The last section is devoted to the discussion of experimental data obtained by streaming potential/current measurements and optical methods, such as reflectometry, ellipsometry, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), colloid enhancement, and fluorescence technique, for mono- and multilayers of macroions. Results of polycations (PEI, PAMAM dendrimers, PAH, PDADMAC) and polyanions (PAA, PSS) adsorption on mica, silicon, gold, and PTFE are quantitatively interpreted in terms of theoretical approaches postulating the three dimensional charge distribution or the random sequential adsorption model (RSA). Macroion bilayer formation, experimentally examined by streaming current measurements, and theoretically interpreted in terms of the comprehensive formalism is also reviewed. The utility of electrokinetic measurements, combined with optical methods, for a precise, in situ characteristics of macroion mono- and multilayer formation at solid/liquid interfaces is pointed out.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.004
       
  • Surface modification using TEMPO and its derivatives
    • Authors: Megiel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Elżbieta Megiel
      This article provides an overview of the methods for surface modification based on the use of stable radicals: 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO) and its derivatives. Two approaches are discussed. The first relies on the immobilization of TEMPO moieties on the surface of various materials including silicon wafers, silica particles, organic polymers as well as diverse nanomaterials. Applications of such materials with spin labeled surface/interface, in (electro)catalysis, synthesis of novel hybrid nanostructures and nanocomposites as well as in designing of organic magnets and novel energy storage devices are also included in the discussion. The second approach utilizes TEMPO and its derivatives for the grafting of polymer chains and polymer brushes formation on flat and nanostructure surfaces via Nitroxide Mediated Radical Polymerization (NMRP). The influence of such polymer modification on surface/interface physicochemical properties is also presented.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
       
  • Auxiliary soft beam for the amplification of the elasto-capillary coiling:
           Towards stretchable electronics
    • Authors: Paul Grandgeorge; Arnaud Antkowiak; Sébastien Neukirch
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Paul Grandgeorge, Arnaud Antkowiak, Sébastien Neukirch
      A flexible fiber carrying a liquid drop may coil inside the drop thereby creating a drop-on-fiber system with an ultra-extensible behavior. During compression, the excess fiber is spooled inside the droplet and capillary forces keep the system taut. During subsequent elongation, the fiber is gradually released and if a large number of spools is uncoiled a high stretchability is achieved. This mechanical behaviour is of interest for stretchable connectors but information, may it be electronic or photonic, usually travels through stiff functional materials. These high Young's moduli, leading to large bending rigidity, prevent in-drop coiling. Here we overcome this limitation by attaching a beam of soft elastomer to the functional fiber, thereby creating a composite system which exhibits in-drop coiling and carries information while being ultra-extensible. We present a simple model to explain the underlying mechanics of the addition of the soft beam and we show how it favors in-drop coiling. We illustrate the method with a two-centimeter long micronic PEDOT:PSS conductive fiber joined to a PVS soft beam, showing that the system conveys electricity throughout a 1900% elongation.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.08.011
       
  • ifc (ed board)
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247


      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
       
  • special contents
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247


      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
       
  • Electro-optic Kerr effect in the study of mixtures of oppositely charged
           colloids. The case of polymer-surfactant mixtures in aqueous solutions
    • Authors: Ritacco
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 247
      Author(s): Hernán A. Ritacco
      In this review I highlight a very sensitive experimental technique for the study of polymer-surfactant complexation: The electro-optic Kerr effect. This review does not intend to be exhaustive in covering the Kerr Effect nor polymer-surfactant systems, instead it aims to call attention to an experimental technique that, even if applied in a qualitative manner, could give very rich and unique information about the structures and aggregation processes occurring in mixtures of oppositely charged colloids. The usefulness of electric birefringence experiments in the study of such systems is illustrated by selected results from literature in hope of stimulating the realization of more birefringence experiments on similar systems. This review is mainly aimed at, but not restricted to, researchers working in polyelectrolyte-surfactant mixtures in aqueous solutions, Kerr effect is a powerful experimental tool that could be used in the study of many systems in diverse areas of colloidal physics.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
       
  • On the extent of surface stagnation produced jointly by insoluble
           surfactant and thermocapillary flow
    • Authors: Andrey Shmyrov; Aleksey Mizev; Vitaly Demin; Mikhail Petukhov; Dmitry Bratsun
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Andrey Shmyrov, Aleksey Mizev, Vitaly Demin, Mikhail Petukhov, Dmitry Bratsun
      We consider the effect of a partially contaminated interface on the steady thermocapillary flow developed in a two-dimensional slot of finite extent. The contamination is due to the presence of an insoluble surfactant which is carried away by the flow and forms a region of stagnant surface. This problem, first studied in the classical theoretical paper by Carpenter and Homsy (1985, J. Fluid Mech. 155, 429), is revisited thanks to new experimental data. We show that there is a qualitative agreement between above theory and our experiments: two different regions simultaneously coexist on the surface, one of which is free from surfactant and subject to vigorous Marangoni flow, while the other is stagnant and subject to creeping flow with the surface velocity smaller about two orders of magnitude. We found, however, significant disagreement between theory predictions for the extent of a stagnant surface region and newly obtained experimental data. In this paper, we provide an explanation for this discrepancy demonstrating that the surface temperature distribution is far from suggested earlier. Another effect, not previously taken into account, is a possible phase transition experienced by the surfactant. We obtain a correct analytic solution for the position of the edge of the stagnation zone and compare it with the experimental data.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-17T15:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.08.010
       
  • Functional polymer materials affecting cell attachment
    • Authors: Bo Jiang; Jian Yang; Nahla Rahoui; Nadia Taloub; Yu Dong Huang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Bo Jiang, Jian Yang, Nahla Rahoui, Nadia Taloub, Yu Dong Huang
      This review discusses the functional polymer materials effect on the cell adhesion. The applied polymer materials for the cell adhesion purpose was prepared based on organic fibers and biocompatible hydrogel. On the other hand, the active peptides are incorporated into the polymer materials substrate via the cysteine-containing peptides and N-hydroxysuccinimide-active group. Cancer cells and normal cells were presented for the selective adhesion via the introduced polymer materials substrate containing active peptides including Arginine–Glycine-Aspartic and Isoleucine-Lysine–Valine-Alanine–Valine sequence peptides. This selectivity is revealed by a significant cooperativity between specific and non-specific cell adhesion. This study is of a great impact for the design of the polymeric structures for cell attachment.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-17T15:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.002
       
  • Transport velocity of droplets on ratchet conveyors
    • Authors: Hal R. Holmes; Karl F. Böhringer
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Hal R. Holmes, Karl F. Böhringer
      Anisotropic ratchet conveyors (ARC) are a type of digital microfluidic system. Unlike electrowetting based systems, ARCs transport droplets through a passive, micro-patterned surface and applied orthogonal vibrations. The mechanics of droplet transport on ARC devices has yet to be as well characterized and understood as on electrowetting systems. In this work, we investigate how the design of the ARC substrate affects the droplet response to vibrations and perform the first characterization of transport velocity on ARC devices. We discovered that the design of the ARC device has a significant effect on both the transport efficiency and velocity of actuated droplets, and that the amplitude of the applied vibration can modulate the velocity of transported droplets. Finally, we show that the movement of droplet edges is not continuous but rather the sum of quantized steps between features of the ARC device. These results provide new insights into the behavior of droplets vibrated on asymmetric surface patterns and will serve as the foundation for the design and development of future lab-on-a-chip systems.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-17T15:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.08.009
       
  • Functionalization of single solid state nanopores to mimic biological ion
           channels: A review
    • Authors: Mathilde Lepoitevin; Tianji Ma; Mikhael Bechelany; Jean-Marc-Janot; Sebastien Balme
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Mathilde Lepoitevin, Tianji Ma, Mikhael Bechelany, Jean-Marc-Janot, Sebastien Balme
      In nature, ion channels are highly selective pores and act as gate to ensure selective ion transport, allowing ions to cross the membrane. By mimicking them, single solid state nanopore devices emerge as a new, powerful class of molecule sensors that allow for the label-free detection of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins), non-biological polymers, as well as small molecules. In this review, we exhaustively describe the fabrication and functionalization techniques to design highly robust and selective solid state nanopores. First we outline the different materials and methods to design nanopores, we explain the ionic conduction in nanopores, and finally we summarize some techniques to modify and functionalize the surface in order to obtain biomimetic nanopores, responding to different external stimuli.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-17T15:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.001
       
  • A critical review on the prospect of polyaniline-grafted biodegradable
           nanocomposite
    • Authors: Mohammad Shahadat; Mohammad Zain Khan; Parveen Fatimah Rupani; Asha Embrandiri; Saima Sultana; Z.A. Shaikh; S. Wazed Ali; T.R. Sreekrishnan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Mohammad Shahadat, Mohammad Zain Khan, Parveen Fatimah Rupani, Asha Embrandiri, Saima Sultana, Z.A. Shaikh, S. Wazed Ali, T.R. Sreekrishnan
      Among the various electrically conducting polymers, polyaniline (PANI) has gained attentions due to its unique properties and doping chemistry. A number of electrically conducting biodegradable polymers has been synthesized by incorporating a biodegradable content of cellulose, chitin, chitosan, etc. in the matrix of PANI. The hybrid materials are also employed as photocatalysts, antibacterial agents, sensors, fuel cells and as materials in biomedical applications. Furthermore, these biodegradable and biocompatible conducting polymers are employed in tissue engineering, dental implants and targeted drug delivery. This review presents state of the art of PANI based biodegradable polymers along with their synthesis routes and unique applications in diverse fields. In future, the synthesis of PANI-grafted biodegradable nanocomposite material is expected to open innovative ways for their outstanding applications.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-09T15:28:50Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.08.006
       
  • A fast and accurate Langmuir-type polymer microtensiometer
    • Authors: Pieter Gijsenbergh; Jan Vermant; Robert Puers
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Pieter Gijsenbergh, Jan Vermant, Robert Puers
      A semi-flexible polymer microtensiometer for local surface pressure measurements of Langmuir monolayers is presented. The current device geometry and read-out method via image analysis result in a theoretical accuracy of ±0.02 mN⋅m −1 for a dynamic range between 0 and 75 mN⋅m −1. The tensiometer sensitivity and dynamic range are easily tunable as they are solely based on the tensiometer spring dimensions. Finite element simulations are used to determine the response time of 20 ms for a subphase viscosity of 1 mPa⋅s. A poroviscomechanical model of the sensor is composed and the subphase viscosity is shown to dominate the transient behaviour. The tensiometer performance is verified in a Langmuir trough by applying rapid local surface pressure oscillations. A Wilhelmy plate is used as an independent measurement tool and the results of both techniques correlate well.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-05T17:42:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.08.007
       
  • Dominique Langevin Festschrift: Four decades opening gates in Colloid and
           Interface Science
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 August 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science


      PubDate: 2017-08-25T16:58:47Z
       
  • Interfacial tension of reactive, liquid interfaces and its consequences
    • Authors: Anaïs Giustiniani; Wiebke Drenckhan; Christophe Poulard
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 July 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Anaïs Giustiniani, Wiebke Drenckhan, Christophe Poulard
      Dispersions of immiscible liquids, such as emulsions and polymer blends, are at the core of many industrial applications which makes the understanding of their properties (morphology, stability, etc.) of great interest. A wide range of these properties depend on interfacial phenomena, whose understanding is therefore of particular importance. The behaviour of interfacial tension in emulsions and polymer blends is well-understood - both theoretically and experimentally - in the case of non-reactive stabilization processes using pre-made surfactants. However, this description of the interfacial tension behaviour in reactive systems, where the stabilizing agents are created in-situ (and which is more efficient as a stabilization route for many systems), does not yet find a consensus among the community. In this review, we compare the different theories which have been developed for non-reactive and for reactive systems, and we discuss their ability to capture the behaviour found experimentally. Finally, we address the consequences of the reactive stabilization process both on the global emulsions or polymer blend morphologies and at the interfacial scale.
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      PubDate: 2017-08-02T11:43:44Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.017
       
  • Applicability of the Gibbs Adsorption Isotherm to the analysis of
           experimental surface-tension data for ionic and nonionic surfactants
    • Authors: L. Martínez-Balbuena; Araceli Arteaga-Jiménez; Ernesto Hernández-Zapata; César Márquez-Beltrán
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 July 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): L. Martínez-Balbuena, Araceli Arteaga-Jiménez, Ernesto Hernández-Zapata, César Márquez-Beltrán
      The Gibbs Adsorption Isotherm equation is a two-dimensional analogous of the Gibbs-Duhem equation, and it is one of the cornerstones of interface science. It is also widely used to estimate the surface excess concentration (SEC) for surfactants and other compounds in aqueous solution, from surface tension measurements. However, in recent publications some authors have cast doubt on this method. In the present work, we review some of the best available surface tension experimental data, and compare estimations of the SEC, using the Gibbs isotherm method (GIM), to direct measurements reported in the literature. This is done for both nonionic and ionic surfactants, with and without added salt. Our review leads to the conclusion that the GIM has a very solid agreement with experiments, and that it does estimate accurately the SEC for surfactant concentrations smaller than the critical micellar concentration (CMC).
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      PubDate: 2017-07-23T04:22:51Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.018
       
  • Thermo- and soluto-capillarity: Passive and active drops
    • Authors: Yuri S. Ryazantsev; Manuel G. Velarde; Ramón G. Rubio; Eduardo Guzmán; Francisco Ortega; Pilar López
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 July 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Yuri S. Ryazantsev, Manuel G. Velarde, Ramón G. Rubio, Eduardo Guzmán, Francisco Ortega, Pilar López
      A survey is provided of a variety of problems where a passive or an active drop experiences directed motion consequence of the action of an external or internal agent or a combination of both. An active drop is capable of reacting by engendering autonomous, self-propelled motion in favor or against the agent. The phenomena involved offer diverse complexity but one way or another the drop motion finally rests on thermo- or soluto-capillarity hence on interfacial tension gradients. Accordingly, here a minimal mathematical framework underlying such drop motions is provided when direct external temperature or solute gradients, illumination, internal heat generation or surface chemical reaction are incorporated into the physico-chemical-hydrodynamics.
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      PubDate: 2017-07-23T04:22:51Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.025
       
  • Critical evaluation of dipolar, acid-base and charge interactions. II.
           Charge exchange within electrolytes and electron exchange with
           semiconductors
    • Authors: Jarl B. Rosenholm
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 July 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Jarl B. Rosenholm
      Electron displacements may be considered as a general measure of semiconductor activity as well as of dipolar, acid-base and charge interactions. Electron transfers during reduction and oxidation reactions between dissolved cations and anions correspond to an extreme Lewis acid-base electron displacement. Brϕnsted proton release (protolysis) represents an extremely weakened hydrogen bond. The most common electrostatic (Born, PCM) and chemical (pK a matching) models for electron and proton exchange between dissolved species are reviewed using aluminium species as examples. Dissolution of ions from solids (salts) may be considered as a reversed precipitation reaction. For partly covalent solids dissociation is dependent on electron or vacancy (hole) transfers to the solid which connects oxidation and reduction reactions to electron displacements in semiconductors. The electron exchange is characterized by Femi energy of semiconductors and of electrolytes. The standard reduction potential may thus be converted to Fermi energy of connected electrochemical cells. In disconnected particle suspensions (sols) the electron activity is a more appropriate parameter which may be converted both to standard reduction potential of ions and to Fermi energy of semiconductors. Dissolution of potential determining cations and anions and hydrolysis of surface sites determines the charging (electron transfer to/from surface) of solids. Both electrostatic (MUSIC) and chemical equilibrium constant models are available for Brϕnsted equilibrium of surface hydroxyls. Point of zero charge is a result of positive and negative charge matching and it represents the optimal condition for condensation of polynuclear species by olation and oxolation. The capability of partial charge (PCM) model to predict condensation is evaluated. Acidity (pH), composition and temperature dependence of aluminium species is illustrated by solubility limits of contributing species and by phase diagrams. Influence of ions on macroscopic suspension properties, such as wetting and electrophoretic mobility is evaluated with reference to point of zero charge and to isoelectric point. Restrictions to the use of zeta-potentials are related to the surface potential and particle size – Debye length ratios. Macroscopic settling (particle precipitation) and viscosity of suspensions (sols) are discussed with reference to Deryagin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek (DLVO) model. The primary dependence on counterion valence is evaluated according to Schulz-Hardy approach. The secondary dependence on counterion hydration (Hofmeister or lyotropic effect) and ion association (Debye-Hückel limiting model) are discussed.
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      PubDate: 2017-07-23T04:22:51Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.010
       
  • Surface hydrodynamics of viscoelastic fluids and soft solids: Surfing bulk
           rheology on capillary and Rayleigh waves
    • Authors: Francisco Monroy
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 July 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Francisco Monroy
      From the recent advent of the new soft-micro technologies, the hydrodynamic theory of surface modes propagating on viscoelastic bodies has reinvigorated this field of technology with interesting predictions and new possible applications, so recovering its scientific interest very limited at birth to the academic scope. Today, a myriad of soft small objects, deformable meso- and micro-structures, and macroscopically viscoelastic bodies fabricated from colloids and polymers are already available in the materials catalogue. Thus, one can envisage a constellation of new soft objects fabricated by-design with a functional dynamics based on the mechanical interplay of the viscoelastic material with the medium through their interfaces. In this review, we recapitulate the field from its birth and theoretical foundation in the latest 1980s up today, through its flourishing in the 90s from the prediction of extraordinary Rayleigh modes in coexistence with ordinary capillary waves on the surface of viscoelastic fluids, a fact first confirmed in experiments by Dominique Langevin and me with soft gels [Monroy and Langevin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3167 (1998)]. With this observational discovery at sight, we not only settled the theory previously formulated a few years before, but mainly opened a new field of applications with soft materials where the mechanical interplay between surface and bulk motions matters. Also, new unpublished results from surface wave experiments performed with soft colloids are reported in this contribution, in which the analytic methods of wave surfing synthetized together with the concept of coexisting capillary-shear modes are claimed as an integrated tool to insightfully scrutinize the bulk rheology of soft solids and viscoelastic fluids. This dedicatory to the figure of Dominique Langevin includes an appraisal of the relevant theoretical aspects of the surface hydrodynamics of viscoelastic fluids, and the coverage of the most important experimental results obtained during the three decades of research on this field.
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      PubDate: 2017-07-23T04:22:51Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.006
       
 
 
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