The emerging prospects of nanoscience and nanotechnology have an enormous promise to revolutionize various aspects of human life. In this context, the application of nanoemulsion stands at the vanguard of introducing newer dimensions to the way we see the everyday world. Naturally, the preparation and stability of nanoemulsion demand a precise understanding of the underlying forces of interaction toward achieving a greater control over their functionality and regulating them. The stability of nanoemulsion is primarily governed by the conjugate and complex interplay of van der Waals forces and steric interactions. The present chapter will be dedicated to the discussion of the regulatory roles of these forces in dictating the stability of nanoemulsion with particular emphasis on the origin of these fundamental forces from a molecular-level viewpoint.
Part of the book: Nanoemulsions