Hélène Monteillet, Marcel Workamp, Jeroen Appel, J. Mieke Kleijn, Frans A. M. Leermakers and Joris Sprakel Ultrastrong Anchoring Yet Barrier-Free Adsorption of Composite Microgels at Liquid Interfaces Advanced Materials Interfaces 1
An interesting duality in the interfacial adsorption of composite microgels is uncovered; while their anchoring is ultra strong, their adsorption occurs spontaneously in absence of any energy barriers. This finding is explored and explained, and the versatility of these particles in stabilizing a wide variety of emulsions is highlighted. Their spontaneous adsorption even allows facile fabrication of microfluidically generated monodisperse droplets.
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