Macroporous Ceramics from Particle-stabilized Emulsions


  • We thank Ciba Speciality Chemicals (Switzerland) for funding this study, as well as Lars Fleig, Christina Pecnik, and Joëlle Hofstetter for their assistance in the experimental work. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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Macroporous ceramics are fabricated using emulsions stabilized with particles of various chemical compositions. Stabilization with particles hinders extensive droplet coalescence during solvent extraction, allowing for drying and sintering of the emulsions directly into macroporous materials in the absence of any chemical reaction.