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Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys (2018)
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Somerville, W. R., Stokes, J. L., Adawi, A. M., Horozov, T. S., Archer, A. J., & Buzza, D. M. (2018). Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. Condensed matter, 30(40), doi:10.1088/1361-648X/aaddc9

Two-dimensional mixtures of dipolar colloidal particles with different dipole moments exhibit extremely rich self-assembly behaviour and are relevant to a wide range of experimental systems, including charged and super-paramagnetic colloids at liquid... Read More

Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives (2018)
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Thompson, B. R., Rutkevičius, M., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(2), 402-409. doi:10.1039/c7qm00556c

We designed pressure responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites by incorporating agar hydrogel beads of different size distributions within a molten soap matrix at various volume fractions. Upon cooling, the combined suspension of hydrogel beads into t... Read More

Hierarchically porous composites fabricated by hydrogel templating and viscous trapping techniques (2017)
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Thompson, B. R., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Hierarchically porous composites fabricated by hydrogel templating and viscous trapping techniques. Materials & design, 137, 384-393. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2017.10.046

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Two methods for the preparation of hierarchically porous composites have been developed and explored. The first involved templating mixed slurries of hydrogel beads with two different average bead size distributions with gypsum sl... Read More

An ultra melt-resistant hydrogel from food grade carbohydrates (2017)
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Thompson, B. R., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). An ultra melt-resistant hydrogel from food grade carbohydrates. RSC advances, 7(72), 45535-45544. doi:10.1039/c7ra08590g

© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We report a binary hydrogel system made from two food grade biopolymers, agar and methylcellulose (agar-MC), which does not require addition of salt for gelation to occur and has very unusual rheological and the... Read More

Structuring and calorie control of bakery products by templating batter with ultra melt-resistant food-grade hydrogel beads (2017)
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Thompson, B. R., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Structuring and calorie control of bakery products by templating batter with ultra melt-resistant food-grade hydrogel beads. Food and Function, 8(8), (2967-2973). doi:10.1039/c7fo00867h. ISSN 2042-6496

This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry. We report the use of a temperature insensitive, food-grade hydrogel to reduce the caloric density of pancakes that were prepared at temperatures much higher than the boiling point of water. This cheap... Read More

Colloid particle formulations for antimicrobial applications (2017)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Colloid particle formulations for antimicrobial applications. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 249, 134-148. doi:10.1016/j.cis.2017.05.012

Colloidal particles are being extensively studied in various antimicrobial applications due to their small size to volume ratio and ability to exhibit a wide spectrum of antibacterial, antifungal, antialgal and antiviral action. The present review fo... Read More

Preparation and attachment of liquid-infused porous supra-particles to liquid interfaces (2016)
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Al-Shehri, H., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2016). Preparation and attachment of liquid-infused porous supra-particles to liquid interfaces. Soft matter, 12(40), (8375-8387). doi:10.1039/c6sm01651k. ISSN 1744-683X

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We prepared model porous composite supra-particles and investigated the effect of the initial infused fluid phase on their attachment at the liquid-fluid interface. We used a simple method for fabrication of mil... Read More

Attachment of composite porous supra-particles to air–water and oil–water interfaces: theory and experiment (2016)
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Paunov, V. N., Al-Shehri, H., & Horozov, T. S. (2016). Attachment of composite porous supra-particles to air–water and oil–water interfaces: theory and experiment. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 18(38), (26495-26508). doi:10.1039/c6cp05453f. ISSN 1463-9076

We developed and tested a theoretical model for the attachment of fluid-infused porous supra-particles to a fluid–liquid interface. We considered the wetting behaviour of agglomerated clusters of particles, typical of powdered materials dispersed in... Read More

Adsorption of carboxylic modified latex particles at liquid interfaces studied by the gel trapping technique (2014)
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Al-Shehri, H., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2014). Adsorption of carboxylic modified latex particles at liquid interfaces studied by the gel trapping technique. Soft matter, 10(34), (6433-6441). doi:10.1039/c4sm01030b. ISSN 1744-683X

We have studied how carboxylic modified latex (CML) microparticles adsorb at liquid surfaces and the preferred type of emulsion they can stabilise depending on the particle size and the surface density of carboxylic groups. We measured the particle c... Read More

The structure and melting transition of two-dimensional colloidal alloys (2011)
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Law, A. D., Horozov, T. S., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2011). The structure and melting transition of two-dimensional colloidal alloys. Soft matter, 7(19), (8923-8931). doi:10.1039/c1sm05446e. ISSN 1744-683X

We study theoretically the structure and melting transition of two-dimensional (2D) binary mixtures of colloidal particles interacting via a dipole-dipole potential. Using a lattice sum method, we find that at zero temperature (T = 0) the system form... Read More

Highly permeable macroporous polymers synthesized from pickering medium and high internal phase emulsion templates (2010)
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Horozov, T. S., Bismarck, A., Ikem, V. O., & Menner, A. (2010). Highly permeable macroporous polymers synthesized from pickering medium and high internal phase emulsion templates. Advanced materials, 22(32), (3588-3592). doi:10.1002/adma.201000729. ISSN 0935-9648

Open porous poly-Plckerlng-M/HIPEs with permeabilities of up to 2.6 D were prepared by polymerisation of PickeringM/HIPEs to which small amounts of surfactant were added. The permeability of these poly-Pickering-M/HIPEs is more than 5 times that of c... Read More

"Comb-like" non-ionic polymeric macrosurfactants (2010)
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Raduan, N. H., Horozov, T. S., Georgiou, T. K., & Horozov, T. (2010). "Comb-like" non-ionic polymeric macrosurfactants. Soft matter, 6(10), 2321-2329. doi:10.1039/b926822g

A series of non-ionic comb-like polymeric macrosurfactants were synthesized by group transfer polymerisation. Specifically, nine amphiphilic block copolymers were prepared based on the hydrophobic n-hexyl methacrylate and the hydrophilic poly(ethylen... Read More

Novel film-calliper method of measuring the contact angle of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces (2007)
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Fletcher, P. D., Binks, B. P., Horozov, T. S., Braz, D. A., & Clint, J. H. (2008). Novel film-calliper method of measuring the contact angle of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 24(5), (1678-1681). doi:10.1021/la703414q. ISSN 0743-7463

A simple and reliable film-calliper method of measuring the particle contact angle at the water-air (oil) interface in real time has been developed. Its applicability to submicrometer and micrometer latex and silica particles is demonstrated.

Foams and foam films stabilised by solid particles (2007)
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Horozov, T. S. (2008). Foams and foam films stabilised by solid particles. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 13(3), (134-140). doi:10.1016/j.cocis.2007.11.009. ISSN 1359-0294

Recent developments in the field of particle-stabilised aqueous foams and foam films are reviewed. Reports on ultrastable foams stabilised by solid particles are highlighted and factors responsible for the extraordinary foam stability are discussed i... Read More