Advanced Functional Materials

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20_05b/2010Particle-Stabilized Materials: Particle-Stabilized Materials: Dry Oils and (Polymerized) Non-Aqueous Foams (Adv. Funct. Mater. 5/2010)

On page 732, Dr. R. Murakami and Professor A. Bismarck describe the synthesis of three different materials systems based on the mechanism of adsorption of colloidal particles at air–oil surfaces. Their inside cover images shows squalane drops stabilized against coalescense by assemblies of tetrafluoroethylene oligomer particles. These particle assemblies result in the formation of a metastable Cassie–Baxter wetting state, causing the oil drops to change in behavior from wet particles to dry free-flowing materials.

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