Advances in Condensed Matter Physics

Self-Assembled and Artificial Surfaces/Interfaces: From Soft Matter to Metamaterials


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1Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

2Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia

3Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

4Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India


Self-Assembled and Artificial Surfaces/Interfaces: From Soft Matter to Metamaterials

Description

Surfaces or interfaces play essential role in achieving the performance of materials, including both the mechanical and physical/chemical properties. The interfaces dominate the behaviors of many types of materials ranging from traditional condensed matter to the soft condensed matter, such as nanoparticles, thin solid films, colloids, foams, and electrorheological fluids. The appropriate design of artificial surface structure can be utilized to manipulate the electromagnetic waves or sound waves. The surfaces/interfaces can be obtained via different approaches, from self-assembly to completely artificial design. Despite that the fact that the topic has a long history of research, it still remains as a challenge to all of us to get full understanding on the formation mechanisms and the functionalities of these interfaces, because of the coupling between surfaces/interfaces with external fields and the complexity of multiscale interactions.

In order to gather the current state of research, both theoretical and experimental, in this intriguing area, the journal Advances in Condensed Matter Physics is in the process of preparing a special issue on self-assembled and artificial surfaces/interfaces: from soft matter to metamaterials. It will focus on the designing and formation of both self-assembled and artificially fabricated surfaces/interfaces, ranging from solid to soft condensed matter. Questions as to how these interfaces respond to external field stimuli and why the special functions emerge with the presence of these interfaces will be highlighted.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Artificial metamaterials and metasurfaces, including electromagnetic metamaterials/metasurfaces and acoustic metamaterials/metasurfaces
  • Intelligent soft matter, including and luminescence materials
  • Quasi-static and dynamic mechanical behavior of materials and ceramic materials
  • Interactions between soft matter and external fields, including acoustic levitation and electric/magnetic stimulus
  • Pattern formation from evaporation mediated to external field directed assembly, evaporation of colloidal drops, and assembly of micro/nanoparticles
  • Wetting/drying behavior on novel textured surface

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9701423
  • - Editorial

Self-Assembled and Artificial Surfaces/Interfaces: From Soft Matter to Metamaterials

Duyang Zang | Yuri Tarasevich | ... | Changlin Ding
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9795654
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Coffee-Ring Effect via Substrate Roughness in Evaporation of Colloidal Droplets

Yongjian Zhang | Xubo Chen | ... | Teng Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4847036
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Geometrical Parameters on Resonance Characteristics of Acoustic Metamaterials with Negative Effective Modulus

Xiao-Le Yan | Li-Mei Hao | ... | Zhi Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5214924
  • - Review Article

Droplet Drying Patterns on Solid Substrates: From Hydrophilic to Superhydrophobic Contact to Levitating Drops

Sujata Tarafdar | Yuri Yu. Tarasevich | ... | Duyang Zang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1265479
  • - Research Article

Formation of Hierarchical Porous Structure via Breath Figure Method

Yongjian Zhang | Zhiguang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6328976
  • - Research Article

Effect of Direct Current on Solid-Liquid Interfacial Tension and Wetting Behavior of Ga–In–Sn Alloy Melt on Cu Substrate

Limin Zhang | Ning Li | ... | Kaikai Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5452071
  • - Research Article

Anomalous Reflection of Acoustic Waves in Air with Metasurfaces at Low Frequency

Huaijun Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1619581
  • - Research Article

Photocatalytic Surface Modification of PI Film for Electroless Copper Plating

Wenxia Zhao | Zenglin Wang | ... | Yani Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3787843
  • - Research Article

Tadpole-Shaped POSS-Based Copolymers and the Aggregation Behavior at Air/Water Interface

Lin Zhu | Fang Chen | ... | Duyang Zang
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