CHAPTER 6: Self-Assembling Properties of Bionanoparticles at Liquid/Liquid and Liquid/Air Interfaces
Published:18 Aug 2015
M. J. Richter, P. van Rijn, and A. Böker, in Bio-Synthetic Hybrid Materials and Bionanoparticles: A Biological Chemical Approach Towards Material Science, ed. A. Boker and P. van Rijn, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015, pp. 123-145.
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Bionanoparticles at liquid/liquid and liquid/gas interfaces are already of great importance for foods and cosmetics and continue to inspire not only for the development of new systems and materials but also to obtain a better fundamental knowledge of the behavior of bionanoparticle arrangements and structural changes at interfaces. Here the latest developments with respect to the behavior of bionanoparticles at interfaces using new measurement approaches such as interfacial rheology, and newly derived models obtained from interfacial tensiometry combined with molecular dynamics simulations are discussed, together with functional systems that have emerged in the form of foams, emulsions and capsules. The new materials and systems are often combined with additional processes such as denaturation or mineralization. Especially mineralization provides many opportunities as these processes can also be found in natural systems and materials.