Phase Reorganization in Self-Assembled Systems Through Interparticle Material Transfer


  • We would like to thank the Nestle Research Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland for the MLO that was used in this study. We would also like to thank Günther Scherf (IfC) and the workshop of the IfC for their technical help, and Anan Yaghmur for the preliminary work.


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Transfer of material occurs when internally nanostructured emulsion droplets of different composition are mixed. This happens without droplet fusion. As the internal structure is dependent on the composition, the transfer can be followed by monitoring these changes using time-resolved small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS; see figure).