Topic: Mulling over Nanoemulsions: Interfacial Molecular Structure, Assembly, and Stabilization

Speaker: Professor Geraldine Richmond - University of Oregon

Host: Professor Gary Blanchard

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 136 CEM

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Since the Romans first spread oil on water to calm the raging seas, curiosity has persisted about the unique nature of the interface between water and a hydrophobic liquid including how soaps, surfactants and dispersants adsorb at this unique fluid junction. This presentation will focus on our most recent efforts in understanding the molecular properties of the oil-water interface and the unique love-hate environment it provides for absorption of soaps, polymers and macromolecules at both planar and nanoemulsion oil/water interfaces.