Monodisperse Water-in-Water-in-Oil Emulsion Droplets

Authors

  • Masahiro Yasukawa,

    1. Department of Material and Energy Science, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushima-Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 86-251-8908
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  • Dr. Eiji Kamio,

    1. Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Guraduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Tsutomu Ono

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Material and Energy Science, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushima-Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 86-251-8908
    • Department of Material and Energy Science, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushima-Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 86-251-8908
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Abstract

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A new type of double emulsion droplets is fabricated by combining the methods of microfluidic emulsification and macroscopic phase separation within individual aqueous droplets (see picture). This monodisperse double emulsion is promising for bioencapsulation in aqueous capsules and the release/absorption of aqueous solutes.

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