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Temperature dependence of bend elastic constant in oblique helicoidal cholesterics (2020)
Journal Article
Iadlovska, O. S., Babakhanova, G., Mehl, G. H., Welch, C., Cruickshank, E., Strachan, G. J., …Shiyanovskii, S. V. (2020). Temperature dependence of bend elastic constant in oblique helicoidal cholesterics. Physical Review Research, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevresearch.2.013248

Elastic moduli of liquid crystals, known as Frank constants, are of quintessential importance for understanding fundamental properties of these materials and for the design of their applications. Although there are many methods to measure the Frank... Read More about Temperature dependence of bend elastic constant in oblique helicoidal cholesterics.

Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals (2020)
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Binks, B. P., & Shi, H. (in press). Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 36(4), 991-1002. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03862

Aqueous foams are used extensively in many fields and anionic surfactants are commonly used foaming agents. However, potential trouble may arise when they are utilized in hard water areas and/or at low temperatures. Anionic surfactants, like sodium d... Read More about Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals.

Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology (2020)
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Binks, B. P., Saha, S., & Garbin, V. (in press). Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology. Rheologica Acta, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00397-020-01192-x

Oleofoams are dispersions of gas bubbles in a continuous oil phase and can be stabilised by crystals of fatty acids or waxes adsorbing at the oil-air interface. Because excess crystals in the continuous phase form an oleogel, an effect of the bulk rh... Read More about Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology.

Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications (2020)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2020). Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3(1), 440-451. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b02045

We explored the factors and mechanisms of the anti-yeast and anti-algal effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) coated with zinc sulfide (ZnS), silica (SiO2), poly(sodium 4-styrene sulfonate) sodium salt (PSS) and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (... Read More about Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications.


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