Nanoparticle-Stabilized Double Emulsions and Compressed Droplets

Authors

  • Caroline Miesch,

    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Irem Kosif,

    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Eunji Lee,

    1. Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejon 305-764 (Republic of Korea)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Jung-Keun Kim,

    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
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  • Prof. Thomas P. Russell,

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
    • Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
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  • Prof. Ryan C. Hayward,

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
    • Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
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  • Prof. Todd Emrick

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    1. Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
    • Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003 (USA)
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Nanoparticle-Stabilized Double Emulsions and Compressed Droplets Volume 51, Issue 16, 3740, Article first published online: 11 April 2012

  • This work was supported by the National Science Foundation Materials Research and Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Polymers at UMass Amherst (DMR-0820506, C.M. and I.K.), the Department of Energy (DOE) award DE-FG02-04ER45126 (J.K.), and the Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Award No. DE-SC0001087 (E.L. and R.H.).

Abstract

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Stable double emulsions, both oil-in-water-in-oil and water-in-oil-in-water, stabilized by two types of nanoparticles residing at the o/w interfaces (see picture; red: CdSe quantum dots) were prepared in a simple fashion by shaking, and with narrow size distributions by microcapillary flow focusing. These double-emulsion droplets proved stable against coalescence throughout solvent evaporation, allowing for formation of nanoparticle foams and hexagonally arrayed structures.

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