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Diana Cholakova, Ph.D.
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Diana Cholakova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsions and Emulsification
Optical microscopy
Phase Behavior of Droplets upon Cooling

Publications:

 

2021

1. Comment on "Faceting and Flattening of Emulsion Droplets: A Mechanical Model", P. A. Haas, R. E. Goldstein, D. Cholakova, N. Denkov, S. K. Smoukov, Phys. Rev. Letters 126 (2021) 259801; doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.259801

2. Cold-Burst Method for Nanoparticle Formation with Natural Triglyceride Oils, D. Cholakova, D. Glushkova, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, Langmuir 37 (2021) 7875–7889; doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02967

3. Rotator Phases in Hexadecane Emulsion Drops Revealed by X-ray Synchrotron Techniques, D. Cholakova, D. Glushkova, Z. Valkova, S. Tsibranska-Gyoreva, K. Tsvetkova, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 604 (2021) 260–271; doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2021.06.122

4. Rechargeable Self-Assembled Droplet Microswimmers Driven by Surface Phase Transitions, D. Cholakova, M. Lisicki, S. K. Smoukov, S. Tcholakova, E. Lin, J. Chen, G. De Canio, E. Lauga, N. D. Denkov, Nature Physics 17 (2021) 1050–1055; doi: 10.1038/s41567-021-01291-3. In the press; Swimmers movie; Research talk; Nature Physics September 2021 cover

 

2020

1. Spontaneous Particle Desorption and "Gorgon" Drop Formation From Particle-Armored Oil Drops Upon Cooling. D. Cholakova, Zh. Valkova, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, B. P. Binks, Soft Matter 16 (2020) 2480−2496; doi: 10.1039/c9sm02354b3

2. Nanopore and Nanoparticle Formation With Lipids Undergoing Polymorphic Phase Transitions. D. Cholakova, D. Glushkova, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, ASC Nano 14 (2020) 8594−8604; doi: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02946

 

2019

1. Rotator Phases in Alkane Systems: In Bulk, Surface Layers and Micro/nano-confinements. D. Cholakova, N. Denkov. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 269 (2019) 7–42; doi: 10.1016/j.cis.2019.04.001

2. Multilayer Formation in Self-Shaping Emulsion Droplets. D. Cholakova, N. Denkov, S. Tcholakova, Zh. Valkova, S. Smoukov. Langmuir 35 (2019) 5484–5495; doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02771

3. Shape-Shifting Polyhedral Droplets. P. A. Haas, D. Cholakova, N. Denkov, R. E. Goldstein, S. K. Smoukov, Phys. Rev. Research 1 (2019); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.1.023017

4. Surface Phase Transitions in Foams and Emulsions. N. Denkov, S. Tcholakova, D. Cholakova, Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 44 (2019) 32–42; doi: 10.1016/j.cocis.2019.09.005

 

2017

1. Efficient Self-Emulsification via Cooling-Heating Cycles. S. Tcholakova, Z. Valkova, D. Cholakova, Z. Vinarov, I. Lesov, N. D. Denkov, K. Smoukov. Nature Comm., 8 (2017) 15012; doi: 10.1038/ncomms15012

2. Theory of Shape-Shifting Droplets. P. A. Haas, R. E. Goldstein, S. K. Smoukov, D. Cholakova, N. Denkov. Phys. Rev. Lett., 118 (2017) 088001; doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.088001

3. "Self-Shaping" of Multicomponent Drops. D. Cholakova, Zh. Valkova, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, S. K. Smoukov. Langmuir 33 (2017) 5696−5706. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01153

4. Mechanisms and Control of Self-Emulsification upon Freezing and Melting of Dispersed Alkane Drops. Zh. Valkova, D. Cholakova, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, S. K. Smoukov. Langmuir 33 (2017) 12155−12170; doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02048

 

2016

1. The Secret Life of Drops. D. Cholakova, BBC Knowledge (Bulgaria) 74 (2016) 44–49.

2. On the Mechanism of Drop Self-Shaping in Cooled Emulsions. N. Denkov, D. Cholakova, S. Tcholakova, S. Smoukov. Langmuir 32 (2016) 7985–7991.

3. Control of Drop Shape Transformations in Cooled Emulsions. D. Cholakova, N. Denkov, S. Tcholakova, I. Lesov, S. K. Smoukov. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 235 (2016) 90–107.

 

2015

1. Self-Shaping of Oil Droplets via the Formation of Intermediate Rotator Phases upon Cooling. N. Denkov, S. Tcholakova, I. Lesov, D. Cholakova, S. K. Smoukov. Nature 528 (2015) 392–395.