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Hamed Salimi-Kenari

Hamed Salimi-Kenari

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
Education: PhD.
Faculty: Faculty of Technology and Engineering
Phone: 01135305105


Glassy and compressed nanoemulsions stabilized with sodium dodecyl sulfate in the presence of poly(ethylene glycol)-diacrylate
compressed nanoemulsions
Journal Soft Matter
Researchers Zahra Abbasiyan ، Hamed Salimi-Kenari ، Reza Fodazi


The rheology of concentrated nanoemulsions is critical for their formulation in various applications, such as pharmaceuticals, foods, cosmetics, and templating advanced materials. The rheological properties of nanoemulsions depend on interdroplet interactions, Laplace pressure, dispersed phase volume fraction, and continuous phase properties. The interdroplet forces can be tuned by background electrolytes (i.e., charge screening), surfactant type, the excess surfactant micelle concentration, and depletant molecules such as polymer chains. In the current research, we study the effect of varying the content of poly(ethylene glycol)-diacrylate (PEGDA) on the interfacial tension of the water–oil phase and rheological properties of concentrated nanoemulsions with 50% and 60% volume fractions. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) is used as the ionic surfactant. The final concentrated nanoemulsions are repulsive according to overall interaction potentials and are in the glass and compressed states based on the effective volume fraction estimation. They contain nearly same SDS concentration on the droplet surface and also in the bulk, but a different amount of PEGDA. The scaled rheological properties of the glassy nanoemulsions show a higher dependency on the PEGDA content and the possible effect of polymer–surfactant complexations compared to those of the compressed ones. This dependency is more pronounced in small strain amplitudes but not in large strains in the non-linear regime. These results provide insights into formulating concentrated nanoemulsions with controlled rheology for expanded application areas