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Zhulieta N. Valkova, Ph.D.
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Zhulieta N. Valkova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsions and Emulsification
Optical microscopy
Phase Behavior of Droplets upon Cooling




1. 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



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



1. 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



1. Self-regulation of Foam Volume and Bubble Size during Foaming via Shear Mixinge. N. Politova, S. Tcholakova, Zh. Valkova, K. Golemanov, N. D. Denkov. Colloids Surf. A, 539 (2018) 18–28; doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.12.006

2. Bottom-Up Synthesis of Polymeric Micro- and Nanoparticles with Regular Anisotropic Shapes. I Lesov, Z. Valkova, E. Vassileva, G. Georgiev, K. Ruseva, M. Simeonov, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, S. Smoukov, Macromolecules 51 (2018) 7456−7462; doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00529



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. "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

3. 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



1. Efficient Control of the Rheological and Surface Properties of Surfactant Solutions Containing C8−C18 Fatty Acids as Cosurfactants. Z. Mitrinova, S. Tcholakova, J. Popova, N. Denkov, B. Dasgupta, K.P. Ananthapadmanabhan, Langmuir 29 (2013) 8255-8265.