The Journal of Supercritical Fluids is an international journal devoted to the fundamental and applied aspects of supercritical fluids and processes. Its aim is to provide a focused platform for academic and industrial researchers to report their findings and to have ready access to the advances in this rapidly growing field. Its coverage is multidisciplinary and includes both basic and applied topics.

Thermodynamics and phase equilibria, reaction kinetics and rate processes, thermal and transport properties, and all topics related to processing such as separations (extraction, fractionation, purification, chromatography) nucleation and impregnation are within the scope. Accounts of specific engineering applications such as those encountered in food, fuel, natural products, minerals, pharmaceuticals and polymer industries are included. Topics related to high pressure equipment design, analytical techniques, sensors, and process control methodologies are also within the scope of the journal.

The journal publishes original contributions in all theoretical and experimental aspects of the science and technology of supercritical fluids and processes. Papers that describe novel instrumentation, new experimental methodologies and techniques, predictive procedures and timely review articles are also acceptable.

Volume 122, April 2017

Solubility and interfacial tension of thermoplastic polyurethane melt in supercritical carbon dioxide and nitrogen

Pages 52-57

A. Primel, J. Férec, G. Ausias, Y. Tirel, J.-M. Veillé, Y. Grohens

This is a study on the solubility of supercritical carbon dioxide and nitrogen in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and the surface tension of TPU/supercritical fluid interface which are of relevance to foaming of TPU with such physical blowing agents. Results of modeling using the Sanchez-Lacombe equation of state are also presented. Replacing crosslinked polyurethanes that are formed with chemical blowing agents by TPU foamed with a physical blowing agents is of particular interest due to their attractive mechanical and/or thermal insulating properties. 


Volume 123, May 2017 issue

Heat capacities of supercritical fluid mixtures: Comparing experimental measurements with Monte Carlo molecular simulations for carbon dioxide-methanol mixtures

Mitchell P.E. Ishmael, Lauren B. Stutzman, Maciej Z. Lukawski, Fernando A. Escobedo, Jefferson W. Tester

This articles reports experimental values for isobaric heat capacity that were measured using a flow calorimeter for carbon dioxide-methanol mixtures in the critical region.  Heat capacities were also calculated using Monte Carlo simulations and compared with the experimental values. The findings show that molecular simulations are effective as predictive tool in the experimentally challenging critical region of fluid mixtures. 


Volume 124, June 2017 issue

Preparation of solid-state micro- and nanocellular acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) foams using sub- and supercritical CO2 as blowing agents

Tae Jun Yoon, Wonbae Kong, Dong Eui Kwon, Byung Kyu Park , Woo Il Lee, Youn-Woo Lee

This article reports on the foaming of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) using sub- or supercritical carbon dioxide as physical blowing agent. To select the foaming conditions, the kinetics of carbon dioxide sorption and equilibrium solubility levels were assessed. Naocellular foams with controlled cell nucleation densities were fabricated. 


Volume 125, July 2017

One-pot route for uniform anchoring of TiO2 nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxides and their anode performance for lithium-ion batteries

Pages 66-78

Dohyeon Yoon, Jieun Hwang, Dong Hyun Kim, Wonyoung Chang, Kyung Yoon Chung, Jaehoon Kim

This article describes a supercritical alcohol (isopropanol) route for the uniform anchoring of anatase TiO2 nanoparticles onto surfaces of reduced graphene oxide. The hybrid thus produced is explored as an anode for use in lithium-ion batteries and shown to be a promising anode material for large-scale Li-ion battery applications. 

Volume 126, August 2017

Permeation of supercritical CO2 through perfluoroelastomers

Pages 1-13 

J.C. Legros, A. Mialdun, P. Strizhak, V. Shevtsova

This article describes an experimental study and modeling of permeation of high pressure carbon dioxide in perflouroelastomer O-rings used as sealants in high pressure vessels.  The study shows two distinct regimes of penetration which are characterized with pressure-dependent, and pressure-independent flux domains. Results are discussed in terms of the solution- diffusion model, and a theoretical model is developed to describe the mass transport of carbon dioxide through the  elastomer over different time scales. 

Volume 127, September 2017

One-pot green process for surface layering with nanodiamonds on polymer microspheres

Pages 217-222 

Makoto Takafuji, Nanami Hano, Hiroto Yamamoto, Naoya Ryu, Maki Horikawa, Shoji Nagaoka, Hirotaka Ihara

This study describes surface layering of nanodiamonds on a polymer (for example, polystyrene or poly(methyl methacrylate) microspheres in supercritical carbon dioxide. The study further demonstrates that the thickness of the layered shell can be controlled. The approach provides a general methodology to prepare core-shell microspheres that may be composed of various combinations of other inorganic nanoparticle (for example titanium- or iron oxide) layered shells on a given polymer core. 

Editorial board


  • Erdogan Kiran
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Consulting Editor

  • Gerd Brunner
    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany

Regional Editor (Europe)

  • María José Cocero Alonso
    Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Regional Editor (Asia)

  • Richard Smith, Jr.
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Associate Editors

  • Elisabeth Badens
    Aix Marseille Université, France
  • Zhen Fang
    Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu, China
  • Ernesto Reverchon
    Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
  • Feral Temelli
    University of Alberta, Canada
  • Michael Türk
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Honorary Board Members

  • Kunio Arai
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Johanna Levelt Sengers
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
  • Gerhard Schneider
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Editorial Board

  • Tadafumi Adschiri
    Tohoku University, Japan
  • Cyril Aymonier
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
  • Sabine Beuermann
    Technische Universität Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
  • Andreas Bräuer
    Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Ernesto Di Maio
    University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Ana Rita Duarte
    Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ioannis Economou
    Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
  • Can Erkey
    Koç University, Turkey
  • Jacques Fages
    Ecole des Mines d' Albi, France
  • Toshitaka Funazukuri
    Chuo University, Japan
  • Motonobu Goto
    Nagoya University, Japan
  • Buxing Han
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • Elena Ibáñez Ezequiel
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain
  • Jaehoon Kim
    Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), The Republic of Korea
  • Jerry King
    University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA
  • Željko Knez
    University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Maaike C. Kroon
    The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Andrea Kruse
    University Hohenheim, Germany
  • Youn-Woo Lee
    Seoul National University (SNU), The Republic of Korea
  • Angel Martin Martinez
    Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Kiyoshi Matsuyama
    Kurume College, Japan
  • Mark McHugh
    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia, USA
  • M. Angela A. Meireles
    Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
  • Manuel Nunes da Ponte
    Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Selva Pereda
    Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (PLAPIQUI-UNS-CONICET), Argentina
  • Marcus Petermann
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Cor Peters
    Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA
  • Jannis Samios
    University of Athens, Greece
  • Eberhard Schlücker
    University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Aaron Scurto
    University of Kansas, Kansas, USA
  • Irina Smirnova
    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany
  • Jefferson Tester
    Cornell University, New York, USA
  • Michael Timko
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA
  • Lourdes Vega
    The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Eckhard Weidner
    Fraunhofer-Institut für UMSICHT, Germany