Dispersion of particles in another media (like liquid) is often refereed to as colloids, and the particles called colloid particles. A common example is milk. These system have very special physico-chemical and transport properties. In the case when the phase, in which colloid particles are dispersed, is a complex fluid itself, the properties of the colloid can be even more intriguing. To understand the physics of these systems, one needs to study the properties of various interfaces (such as interface between colloidal particles and the dispersion medium). Watch below a computer simulation movie of such a system.
Example of research
Pinna M., Pagonabarraga I., Zvelindovsky A. V., “Modelling of hybrid block copolymer-nanoparticle composite materials”, Macromolecular Theory & Simulations 20 (2011) 769–779.