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Interface Control of the Structure and Dynamics of Thin Fluid Films

75th A.C.S. Colloid and Surface Science Symposium
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 10-13, 2001

Symposium Organizers:
Prof. Roger Horn
University of South Australia
Kyle Vanderlick
Princeton University

Interfaces fundamentally alter the properties of fluids. The goal of this symposium is to draw together speakers with an interest in the various ways that structure and behavior of thin fluid films are influenced by the properties of the interfaces that bound them.


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Measurements of interfacial or surface forces to provide information on the structure and dynamics of thin fluid films
Measurements and/or theoretical analyses of deformation of solid and fluid interfaces under the influence of surface and hydrodynamic forces
Experimental and/or theoretical analyses of hydrodynamic boundary conditions affecting dynamics of thin films
Effect of interfacial properties on long-range attractive forces between hydrophobic surfaces
Evidence for kinetic and/or thermodynamic stability of gas or vapor cavities (microbubbles) in thin films or near interfaces
Behavior of thin aqueous films influenced by electrochemistry of metallic interfaces
Electrochemical potential control of thin film properties
Effects of solid interfaces on the properties of supported bilayers

This symposium will feature a keynote lecture by
Dr. Olga Vinogradova, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
and the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
"Dynamic Effects on Surface Force Measurements"

For further information on this symposium, contact:

Prof. Roger Horn
Ian Wark Research Institute
University of South Australia
roger.horn@unisa.edu.au

Kyle Vanderlick
Department of Chemical Engineering
Princeton University
vandertk@princeton.edu



Abstracts should be submitted electronically following instructions given here.


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