Dynamics of Soft Matter at Interfaces: Theory, simulations and experiments


Grant Data
Project Title
Dynamics of Soft Matter at Interfaces: Theory, simulations and experiments
Principal Investigator
Dr Shum, Ho Cheung   (Co-principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Tong Penger   (Project coordinator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-04-01
Completion Date
2018-03-31
Amount
364286
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
soft matter physics, interfacial dynamics, contact line dynamics, wetting dynamics, colloidal crystals
Discipline
Physics,Applied Mathematics
Panel
Engineering
Sponsor
RGC Collaborative Research Fund (CRF)
HKU Project Code
C6004-14G
Grant Type
Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) - Group Research Project
Funding Year
2014/2015
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) To understand contact line pinning-depinning and wetting dynamics over solid surfaces with different surface textures and energy landscapes; 2) To characterize the dynamic behavior of liquid-liquid interfaces made of two immiscible aqueous phases with extra-low interfacial tensions; 3) To quantify surface pre-melting transition and its kinetic pathways at the single-particle resolution for colloidal crystals below their melting point