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Inversion of particle-stabilized emulsions of partially miscible liquids by mild drying of modified silica particles (2011)
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White, K. A., Schofield, A. B., Wormald, P., Tavacoli, J. W., Clegg, P. S., & Binks, B. P. (2011). Inversion of particle-stabilized emulsions of partially miscible liquids by mild drying of modified silica particles. Journal of colloid and interface science, 359(1), (126-135). doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2011.03.074. ISSN 0021-9797

Using a system of modified silica particles and mixtures of water and 2,6-lutidine to form particle-stabilized emulsions, we show that subtle alterations to the hydration of the particle surface can cause major shifts in emulsion structure. We use fl... Read More

Liquid marbles stabilized by graphite particles from aqueous surfactant solutions (2011)
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Doganci, M. D., Sesli, B. U., Erbil, H. Y., Salama, I. E., & Binks, B. P. (2011). Liquid marbles stabilized by graphite particles from aqueous surfactant solutions. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 384(1-3), (417-426). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.04.027. ISSN 0927-7757

When a hydrophobic powder encapsulates a liquid drop, it forms a liquid marble which is non-wetting and behaves as a micro-reservoir of the liquid able to move without any leakage. In this work, we successfully prepared liquid marbles by encapsulatin... Read More

Magnetic Pickering emulsions stabilized by Fe3O4 nanoparticles (2011)
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Zhou, J., Qiao, X., Binks, B. P., Sun, K., Bai, M., Li, Y., & Liu, Y. (2011). Magnetic Pickering emulsions stabilized by Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(7), 3308-3316. doi:10.1021/la1036844

Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles prepared by a classical coprecipitation method were used as the stabilizer to prepare magnetic Pickering emulsions, and the effects of particle concentration, oil/water volume ratio, and oil polarity on the type,... Read More

Aqueous foams stabilized solely by particles (2011)
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Stocco, A., Rio, E., Binks, B. P., & Langevin, D. (2011). Aqueous foams stabilized solely by particles. Soft matter, 7(4), 1260-1267. doi:10.1039/c0sm01290d

Foams are dispersions of bubbles in liquids, often water. They are frequently stabilized by surfactant or polymer, but like Pickering emulsions, they can be also stabilized solely by particles. If the particles have a moderate hydrophobicity, the foa... Read More

Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., Salama, I. E., Horsup, D. I., & Moore, J. A. (2011). Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(1), (469-473). doi:10.1021/la103570e. ISSN 0743-7463

We have investigated how the effectiveness of a corrosion inhibitor added to an aqueous solution to suppress the corrosion rate of steel is reduced by the addition of sand. The equilibrium adsorption isotherms of the inhibitor with respect to both th... Read More

Selective retardation of perfume oil evaporation from oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by either surfactant or nanoparticles (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D., Holt, B. L., Beaussoubre, P., & Wong, K. (2010). Selective retardation of perfume oil evaporation from oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by either surfactant or nanoparticles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26(23), (18024-18030). doi:10.1021/la103700g. ISSN 0743-7463

We have used dynamic headspace analysis to investigate the evaporation rates of perfume oils from stirred oil-in-water emulsions into a flowing gas stream. We compare the behavior of an oil of low water solubility (limonene) and one of high water sol... Read More

Phase inversion of particle-stabilised perfume oil-water emulsions: experiment and theory (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., Holt, B. L., Beaussoubre, P., & Wong, K. (2010). Phase inversion of particle-stabilised perfume oil-water emulsions: experiment and theory. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 12(38), 11954-11966. doi:10.1039/c0cp00558d

Phase inversion of fumed silica particle-stabilised emulsions of water and perfume oil can be effected in three ways. The transitional inversion from water-in-oil (w/o) to oil-in-water (o/w) occurs upon increasing the particle hydrophilicity for 9 oi... Read More

Aqueous Foams Stabilized by in Situ Surface Activation of CaCO3 Nanoparticles via Adsorption of Anionic Surfactant (2010)
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Cui, Z., Cui, Y., Cui, C., Chen, Z., & Binks, B. P. (2010). Aqueous Foams Stabilized by in Situ Surface Activation of CaCO3 Nanoparticles via Adsorption of Anionic Surfactant. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26(15), (12567-12574). doi:10.1021/la1016559. ISSN 0743-7463

The in situ surface activation of unmodified CaCO3 nanoparticles by interaction with surfactant in aqueous media has been studied, and the impact of this on the foamability and foam stability of aqueous dispersions was assessed. Using complementary e... Read More

Influence of nanoparticle addition to Winsor surfactant microemulsion systems (2010)
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Binks, B., Fletcher, P., & Tian, L. (2010). Influence of nanoparticle addition to Winsor surfactant microemulsion systems. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 363(1-3), (8-15). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.03.045. ISSN 0927-7757

The influence of adding negatively charged silica nanoparticles to multiphase Winsor microemulsion systems of cationic surfactant/alcohol cosurfactant is reported. It is found that the particles do not change the salt-induced progression of Winsor sy... Read More

Non-aqueous foams in lubricating oil systems (2010)
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Binks, B., Davies, C., Fletcher, P., & Sharp, E. (2010). Non-aqueous foams in lubricating oil systems. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 360(1-3), (198-204). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.02.028. ISSN 0927-7757

We have investigated the foaming properties of mixtures of a hydrocarbon oil solvent with various low molar mass, polymeric and overbased detergent particle additives used in lubricating oils. Foam formation occurs only when the additive concentratio... Read More

Effects of surfactant structure on the phase inversion of emulsions stabilized by mixtures of silica nanoparticles and cationic surfactant (2009)
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Cui, Z. G., Yang, L. L., Cui, Y. Z., & Binks, B. P. (2010). Effects of surfactant structure on the phase inversion of emulsions stabilized by mixtures of silica nanoparticles and cationic surfactant. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26(7), (4717-4724). doi:10.1021/la903589e. ISSN 0743-7463

Silica nanoparticles without any surface modification are not surface active at the toluene-water interface due to their extreme hydrophilicity but can be surface activated in situ by adsorbing cationic surfactant from water. This work investigates t... Read More

Influence of surfactant structure on the double inversion of emulsions in the presence of nanoparticles (2009)
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Rodrigues, J. A., & Binks, B. P. (2009). Influence of surfactant structure on the double inversion of emulsions in the presence of nanoparticles. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 345(1-3), (195-201). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2009.05.001. ISSN 0927-7757

The double inversion of emulsions from oil-in-water (o/w) to water-in-oil (w/o) and back to o/w is a novel approach developed using oppositely charged mixtures of solid particles and surfactant molecules [B.P. Binks, J.A. Rodrigues, Angew. Chem. Int.... Read More

Particle-stabilised foams: an interfacial study (2009)
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Stocco, A., Drenckhan, W., Rio, E., Langevin, D., & Binks, B. P. (2009). Particle-stabilised foams: an interfacial study. Soft matter, 5(11), 2215-2222. doi:10.1039/b901180c

In an attempt to elucidate the remarkable stability of foams generated from dispersions of partially hydrophobic nanoparticles (fumed silica), we present investigations into the static and dilational properties of the gas-liquid interfaces of such di... Read More

Effects of temperature on water-in-oil emulsions stabilised solely by wax microparticles (2009)
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Binks, B. P., & Rocher, A. (2009). Effects of temperature on water-in-oil emulsions stabilised solely by wax microparticles. Journal of colloid and interface science, 335(1), (94-104). doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2009.03.089. ISSN 0021-9797

The possibility of stabilising oil-water mixtures using wax particles alone is reported. As judged from contact angle measurements, wax particles are hydrophobic and act as effective emulsifiers of water-in-squalane emulsions. Specific differences ex... Read More

Double phase inversion of emulsions stabilized by a mixture of CaCO3 nanoparticles and sodium dodecyl sulphate (2008)
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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)
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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)
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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

Effect of electrolyte in silicone oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by fumed silica particles (2007)
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Horozov, T., Binks, B. P., & Gottschalk-Gaudig, T. (2007). Effect of electrolyte in silicone oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by fumed silica particles. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 9(48), 6398 - 6404. https://doi.org/10.1039/b709807n

Partially hydrophobised fumed silica particles are used to make silicone oil-in-water emulsions at natural pH of the aqueous phase. The stability and rheological properties of the emulsions and suspensions are studied at NaCl concentrations in the ra... Read More