Influence of Interfacial Interactions on Structural and Rheological Properties of Confined Liquids

The structure of a liquid may drastically change if it is confined within a narrow space. This affects many phenomena in nature and technology such as diffusion through narrow pores, viscosity, swelling of clay and lubrication. However, an understanding of the fluid ordering induced by the confining surfaces is still lacking.

During this workshop, experimental and theoretical results shall be presented on the impact of confinement on the structure and rheological properties of colloidal fluids, ie liquids which spontaneously show nanometer-scale ordering even in a bulk phase.


Registration is free and takes only one minute.

Please indicate whether you would like to stay for the lunch buffet.

The number of participants is limited to 35.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Michael Grunze (Heidelberg Univ., and Inst. of Functional Interfaces, KIT, Karlsruhe)
  • Halim Kusumaatmaja (Durham Univ.)
  • Guillaume Galliero (Pau Univ.)
  • Thomas Le Goff (Lyon Univ.)
  • Alexandru Botan (Massachusset Institute of Technology)
  • Nicolas Fillot and Daniele Savio (Lyon Univ. and INSA de Lyon)
  • Sam Meyer (Lyon Univ. and INSA de Lyon)

Organizing committee:

  • Claire Loison, Institut Lumiere Matiere, Universite de Lyon, CNRS, France
  • Olivier Pierre-Louis, Institut Lumiere Matiere, Universite de Lyon, CNRS, France

Administrative coordinator:

  • Samantha Barendson, CBP, ENS de Lyon, France

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