Advanced Materials

Aerodynamically Assisted Jets: A Paradigm for Directly Microbubbling and Microfoaming Combinations of Advanced Materials

Authors

  • Sumathy Arumuganathar,

    1. BioPhysics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE (UK)
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  • Nicolai Suter,

    1. Nisco Engineering AG, Dufourstrasse 110, 8008 Zürich (Switzerland)
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  • Suwan N. Jayasinghe

    Corresponding author
    1. BioPhysics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE (UK)
    • BioPhysics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE (UK) Fax: +44-2073880180.
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  • S. N. J. gratefully acknowledges the Royal Society and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council both of the UK for funding this research at UCL. The former providing funding through seed-corn and a Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment grants while the latter funding a research assistantship for SA through grant code EP/D506964/1.

Abstract

This Communication elucidates the ability to directly microbubble and microfoam suspensions containing structural, functional and/or biological materials. Structural entities such as these having functional gradation could potentially be explored in a plethora of applications within the physical and life sciences.

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