Unique interfacial phenomena on macroscopic and colloidal scales induced by 2D phase transitions

Hiroki Matsubara, Makoto Aratono

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This review addresses a variety of unique macroscopic-scale and colloidal-scale interfacial phenomena, such as wetting transitions of oil droplets into molecularly thin films, spontaneous merging and splitting of oil droplets at air-water interfaces, solid monolayer and bilayer formation in mixed cationic surfactant/alkane adsorbed films, switching of foam-film thickness, and oil-in-water emulsion stability. All these phenomena can be observed using commercial cationic surfactants, liquid alkanes, and water.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 12 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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