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Polymer-coated nanoparticles (PNPs) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) are presented in the review by Hadi ShamsiJazeyi, Clarence A. Miller, Michael S. Wong, James M. Tour, and Rafael Verduzco. They discuss the use of polymer- and surfactant-coated nanoparticles in foams and emulsions, which can increase oil recovery through controlling the mobility of the injected fluid, then review work related to the use of PNPs for wettability alteration. They also discuss the stabilization and transport of PNPs through porous media, outline challenges ahead, and recommend directions for future study. DOI: 10.1002/app.40576

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