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Professor Colin D. Bain
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University of Durham
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE
United Kingdom

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Latest Publications

J. Shi, L. Yang, C. D. Bain "Wetting and Drying of Aqueous Droplets Containing Nonionic Surfactants CnEm" Langmuir 2021 (DOI)

G. Hu, L. Yang, Z. Yang, Y. Wang, X. Jin, J. Dai, Q. Wu, S. Liu, X. Zhu, X. Wang, T.-C. Wu, R. C. T. Howe, T. Albrow-Owen, L. W. T. Ng, Q. Yang, L. G. Occhipinti, R. I. Woodward, E. J. R. Kelleher, Z. Sun, X. Huang, M. Zhang, C. D. Bain, T. Hasan "A general ink formulation of 2D crystals for wafer-scale inkjet printing" Science Advances 2020, 6, eaba5029 (DOI)

R. Deng, Y. Wang, L. Yang, C. D. Bain "In Situ Fabrication of Polymeric Microcapsules by Ink-Jet Printing of Emulsions" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11, 40652-40661 (DOI)

J. Shi, L. Yang, C. D. Bain "Drying of ethanol/water droplets containing silica nanonparticles" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 14275-14285  (DOI)

Y. Wang, R. Deng, L. Yang, C. D. Bain "Fabrication of monolayers of uniform polymeric particles by inkjet printing of monodisperse emulsions produced by microfluidics" Lab on a Chip 2019, 19, 3077-3085 (DOI)

Group Overview

The research in the Bain Group can be loosely characterised as 'wet' surface chemistry. We are motivated by two general questions:
1. What is the relationship between the microscopic structure of a thin film and the molecular structure of its constituent molecules?
2. How do the microscopic properties of an interface determine its macroscopic behaviour?
Our focus is on fundamental physical chemistry, but the systems we study have potential applications in areas such as lubrication, food processing, printing and coating technology, process engineering and pathology. Systems are chosen to be sufficiently complex to capture the essential behaviour of real applications, yet simple enough to permit a determination of the structure of the interface.
In 2005, I moved from Oxford to Durham, a picturesque university town in north-east England.
Magdalen College, OxfordDurham Cathedral
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