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Complex Fluids Group

Group Members:
Prof. Dr. Peter A. Kralchevsky, DSc, Fellow of the Bulg. Acad. Sci – group leader;
Prof. Dr. Krassimir D. Danov, DSc, Corresponding Member Bulg. Acad Sci.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Theodor D. Gurkov
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krastanka Marinova
Assist. Prof. Dr. Svertoslav. E. Anachkov
PhD students: 3

Two-dimensional and multilayered colloid crystals with optical and photonic applications; lateral capillary forces between particles at liquid interfaces. Rheology of three-phase dispersions. Self-assembly vs. rheology of multicomponent surfactant solutions and adsorption phenomena with applications in personal-care and house-hold detergency.

Recent References:

  1. Petkov, P.V., K.D. Danov, P.A. Kralchevsky. Surface pressure isotherm for a monolayer of charged colloidal particles at a water/nonpolar-fluid interface: Experiment and theoretical model. Langmuir 30 (2014) 2768-2778. (IF = 4.384)
  2. Danov, K.D., P.A. Kralchevsky, K.P. Ananthapadmanabhan. Micelle-monomer equilibria in solutions of ionic surfactants and in ionic-nonionic mixtures: A generalized phase separation model. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 206 (2014) 17-45. (IF = 8.636).
  3. Feng, J., M. Roche, D. Vigolo, L.N. Arnaudov, S.D. Stoyanov, T.D. Gurkov, G.G. Tsutsumanova, H.A. Stone. Nanoemulsions Obtained via Bubble-Bursting at a Compound Interface Nature Physics 10 (2014) 606-612. (IF = 20.6.3)

Scientific equipment:

Bohlin-Gemini Rheometer; Krüss Tensiometers