In this special issue, we focus on phenomena whose understanding requires consideration of both the solid and fluid phase. This comprises problems in which one needs to study both phases concomitantly (as in phase equilibria, including the calculation of solubilities), or problems that focus on the structure, thermodynamics or kinetics of fluid-solid interfaces (including nanofluidics). For this special issue, papers from experiment, simulation, or theory in which one needs to consider the two phases are welcome.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Solid-fluid phase equilibria
- Multicomponent systems (solubility of solids, eutectics, hydrates, … )
- Force fields for the simultaneous modeling of solids and fluids
- Thermodynamics and structure of the fluid-solid interface, including the effects of curvature
- Surface melting and freezing Solid-liquid interface kinetics (e.g. crystal growth, dendritic growth, nucleation)
- Solid-fluid phase equilibria and interfaces under confinement
- Wetting, flow and alignment of complex fluids near structured solids
Jose Luis Fernandez Abascal, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Brian Bostian Laird, University of Kansas
Eva G. Noya, Instituto de Química-Física Rocasolano (CSIC)
Kathleen J. Stebe, University of Pennsylvania
Carlos Vega, University Complutense of Madrid
Francesco Sciortino, Sapienza University of Rome
Jennifer P Ogilvie, University of Michigan
Angelos Michaelides, University of Cambridge
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.
How to submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Title/Abstract → select “Invited Submission: No”.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “Fluids Meets Solids”