After a general introduction to the required mathematics in Chapter 1 and to colloidal systems
in Chapter 2, Chapters 3 and 4 discuss the foundations and applications of electrostatics.
Widespread throughout nature in the form of gases and dust particles, colloidal systems
are very important in modern chemistry, medicine, food, dairy and engineering (metallurgy).
Similarly, Terao and Nakayama (1999) studied the crystallization of 2-D colloidal systems
by means of Monte Carlo simulations.
Chapter Titles: Characterization of Oil/Water Interfaces; A Few Examples of the Importance of Phase Diagrams for the Properties and Behaviour of Emulsions; Structure and Stability of Emulsions; Coupling of Coalescence and Flocculation in Dilute O/W Emulsions; Macro-emulsions from the Perspective of Micro-emulsions; Dielectric Spectroscopy on Emulsion and Related Colloidal Systems
-- A Review; Electroacoustic Characterization of Emulsions; Acoustic and Electroacoustic Spectroscopy for Characterizing Emulsions and Microemulsions; Food Emulsions
We will develop our current work on actively driven colloidal systems
to selectively test aspects of the biological scenarios, and start a new line of investigation in our lab, with cell culture experiments to validate these findings; we will understand the onset of collective dynamics (new physics), and how cilia waves are robust against fluctuations in cilia beat frequency, spatial arrangement and fluid rheology.
Leaist's research involves studies of colloidal systems
, which are formed by dispersing microscopic particles in a continuous medium.
Topics of particular interest for submission of abstracts include: sensory attributes; robotics in the laboratory; hair; skin physiology; color and colloidal systems
The information shows how the rheology and stability of model milk protein-based colloidal systems
are affected by emulsifier type, protein structure and solution conditions (pH and temperature).