Fluid Interfaces

Eduardo Guzmán
2020 Coatings  
Fluid interfaces are promising candidates for the design of new functional materials by confining different types of materials, e.g., polymers, surfactants, colloids, or even small molecules, by direct spreading or self-assembly from solutions. The development of such materials requires a deep understanding of the physico-chemical bases underlying the formation of layers at fluid interfaces, as well as the characterization of the structures and properties of such layers. This is of particular
more » ... is of particular importance, because the constraints associated with the assembly of materials at the interface lead to the emergence of equilibrium and dynamic features in the interfacial systems that are far from those found in traditional 3D materials. These new properties are of importance in many scientific and technological fields, such as food science, cosmetics, biology, oil recovery, electronics, drug delivery, detergency, and tissue engineering. Therefore, the understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects involved in the preparation of these interfacial systems is of paramount importance for improving their usage for designing innovative technological solutions.
doi:10.3390/coatings10101000 fatcat:byw3xeus5re7dcpmv4gghnqjjm