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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. Minimum Surfactant Concentration Required for Inducing Self-shaping of Oil Droplets and Competitive Adsorption Effects. J. Feng, Z. Valkova, E. E. Lin, E. Nourafkan, T. Wang, S. Tcholakova, R. Slavchov, S. K. Smoukov, Soft Matter 18 (2022) 6729–6738; doi: 10.1039/D1SM01326B



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.