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Origin of stabilisation of aqueous foams in nanoparticle-surfactant mixtures (2008)
Journal Article
Binks, B. P., Kirkland, M., & Rodrigues, J. A. (2008). Origin of stabilisation of aqueous foams in nanoparticle-surfactant mixtures. Soft matter, 4(12), 2373-2382. doi:10.1039/b811291f

Using a range of complementary experiments, a detailed investigation into the behaviour of air-in-water foams stabilised by a mixture of silica nanoparticles and pure cationic surfactant has been made. At high pH where particles are significantly neg... Read More

Influence of particle composition and thermal cycling on bijel formation (2008)
Journal Article
White, K. A., Schofield, A. B., Binks, B. P., & Clegg, P. S. (2008). Influence of particle composition and thermal cycling on bijel formation. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. Condensed matter, 20(49), doi:10.1088/0953-8984/20/49/494223

Colloidal particles with appropriate wetting properties can become very strongly trapped at an interface between two immiscible fluids. We have harnessed this phenomenon to create a new class of soft materials with intriguing and potentially useful c... Read More

Double phase inversion of emulsions stabilized by a mixture of CaCO3 nanoparticles and sodium dodecyl sulphate (2008)
Journal Article
Cui, Z. G., Shi, K. Z., Cui, Y. Z., & Binks, B. P. (2008). Double phase inversion of emulsions stabilized by a mixture of CaCO3 nanoparticles and sodium dodecyl sulphate. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 329(1-2), (67-74). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.06.049. ISSN 0927-7757

The interaction between unmodified CaCO3 nanoparticles and sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) in aqueous solution and the subsequent emulsification of the mixed dispersions are studied by means of zeta potential measurements, adsorption and emulsion chara... Read More

On the origin of the remarkable stability of aqueous foams stabilised by nanoparticles: link with microscopic surface properties (2008)
Journal Article
Cervantes Martinez, A., Rio, E., Delon, G., Saint-Jalmes, A., Langevin, D., & Binks, B. P. (2008). On the origin of the remarkable stability of aqueous foams stabilised by nanoparticles: link with microscopic surface properties. Soft matter, 4(7), 1531-1535. doi:10.1039/b804177f

We have performed a quantitative study of the coarsening of foams stabilised by partially hydrophobic silica nanoparticles. We have used a variety of techniques: optical and electron microscopy, microfluidics, and multiple light scattering. Using ear... Read More

Synthesis of macroporous silica from solid-stabilised emulsion templates (2008)
Journal Article
Aranberri, I., Binks, B. P., Clint, J. H., & Fletcher, P. D. I. (2009). Synthesis of macroporous silica from solid-stabilised emulsion templates. Journal of Porous Materials, 16(4), (429-437). doi:10.1007/s10934-008-9215-x. ISSN 1380-2224

We have investigated the microstructures of the solid residue left behind after the evaporation of solid-stabilised emulsions. The correlation between the microstructure and the properties and preparation conditions of the emulsions will be thoroughl... Read More

Novel stabilization of emulsions via the heteroaggregation of nanoparticles (2008)
Journal Article
Binks, B. P., Liu, W., & Rodrigues, J. A. (2008). Novel stabilization of emulsions via the heteroaggregation of nanoparticles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 24(9), 4443-4446. doi:10.1021/la800084d

The stabilization of emulsions by a mixture of oppositely charged nanoparticles is investigated in relation to their behavior in water before emulsification. No emulsion can be prepared using either negatively or positively charged silica particles a... Read More