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Detachment of particles from droplets

The force applied to the particle adsorbed on a surface of a fluid droplet or bubble can be expressed in an analytical form as a function of the displacement of the particle from its equilibrium position.


Dilatational viscosity

Effective dilatational viscosity of particle-laden fluid interfaces can be expressed in an analytical form in the limits of small and large surface concentrations of the particles.


Bulk viscosity

Account of many-body inter-atomic interactions in simple fluids is necessary for accurate description of their bulk viscosity, in contrast with other transport properties.


Fluids on curved surfaces

The equation of state of hard-disk fluids on curved surfaces depends upon the gaussian curvature of the surface. This dependence contributes to the value of the saddle-splay modulus of particle-laden fluid interfaces.


  • Lishchuk, Physica A (2006) [doi]
  • Lishchuk, EPL (2009) [doi] [pdf] [arxiv]

Surface tension at nanoscale

Finite-size effects significantly influence the interfacial tension of planar vapour-liquid interfaces.



  • Werth et al., Physica A (2013) [doi] [arxiv]

Summation of dipolar interactions

The Lekner method for calculation of electrostatic interactions in periodically replicated simulation cells can be extended to quasi-two-dimensional systems of particles with dipolar interactions. This technique is sometimes referred to as “Lekner–Lishchuk summation”.


Nematic–surfactant–isotropic interfaces

The spectrum of surface waves at a monomolecular surfactant film between an isotropic liquid and a nematic liquid crystal exhibits rich structure.


  • Lishchuk, Phys. Rev. E (2007) [doi] [arxiv]
  • Lishchuk, Chem. Eng. Comm. (2009) [doi] [pdf]


Molecular simulation software

In 1999–2002 I initiated the development of the ms* series of molecular simulation codes. One of them (ms2) became so successful that it now lives a life of its own.


  • Deublein et al., Comp. Phys. Comm. (2011) [doi]
  • Deublein et al., Chem. Eng. Tech. (2012) [doi]

Multi-component lattice Boltzmann

The algorithm known as “Lishchuk method” is implemented within STFC Daresbury Laboratory′s simulation package DL_MESO.

The algorithm is described in the paper:

  • Lishchuk et al., Phys. Rev. E (2003) [doi]

Stress corrosion cracking

The hybrid Cellular Automata Finite Element (CAFE) model is capable of predicting the evolution of pitting corrosion damage during the pre-crack stages of environment assisted cracking.


Block copolymer films on ellipsoids

from self-consistent field (SCF) calculations

  Sergey Lishchuk  


Who I am. I am a theoretical physicist interested in physics of liquid state of matter, complex fluids, and soft condensed matter, encompassing both curiosity-driven and industrially-relevant pheno­mena. You can learn about my research from the research highlights section on the right as well as from my publications listed at my publications page and at the other resources:

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