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Inducing drop to bubble transformation via resonance in ultrasound (2018)
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Zang, D., Li, L., Di, W., Zhang, Z., Ding, C., Chen, Z., …Geng, X. (2018). Inducing drop to bubble transformation via resonance in ultrasound. Nature communications, 9(1), doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05949-0

Bubble formation plays an important role in industries concerned with mineral flotation, food, cosmetics, and materials, which requires additional energy to produce the liquid–gas interfaces. A naturally observed fact is, owing to the effect of surfa... Read More

Self-propulsion of water-supported liquid marbles filled with sulfuric acid (2018)
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Frenkel, M., Dombrovsky, L., Multanen, V., Danchuk, V., Legchenkova, I., Shoval, S., …Bormashenko, E. (2018). Self-propulsion of water-supported liquid marbles filled with sulfuric acid. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122(32), 7936-7942. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b06136

Self-propulsion of liquid marbles filled with sulfuric acid and coated with hydrophobic fluorosilica powder on a water surface is reported. The prolonged self-propulsion of marbles occurs over a couple of minutes with a typical velocity of the center... Read More

High-Internal-Phase Pickering emulsions stabilized solely by Peanut-Protein-Isolate microgel particles with multiple potential applications (2018)
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Jiao, B., Shi, A., Wang, Q., & Binks, B. P. (2018). High-Internal-Phase Pickering emulsions stabilized solely by Peanut-Protein-Isolate microgel particles with multiple potential applications. Angewandte Chemie, 57(30), 9274-9278. doi:10.1002/anie.201801350

High‐internal‐phase Pickering emulsions have various applications in materials science. However, the biocompatibility and biodegradability of inorganic or synthetic stabilizers limit their applications. Herein, we describe high‐internal‐phase Pickeri... Read More

Van der Waals Emulsions: Emulsions Stabilized by Surface-Inactive, Hydrophilic Particles via van der Waals Attraction (2018)
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Marina, P. F., Cheng, C., Sedev, R., Stocco, A., Binks, B. P., & Wang, D. (2018). Van der Waals Emulsions: Emulsions Stabilized by Surface-Inactive, Hydrophilic Particles via van der Waals Attraction. Angewandte Chemie, 57(30), 9510-9514. doi:10.1002/anie.201805410

Surface-inactive, highly hydrophilic particles are utilized to effectively and reversibly stabilize oil-in-water emulsions. This is a result of attractive van der Waals forces between particles and oil droplets in water, which are sufficient to trap... Read More

Novel oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by ionic surfactant and similarly charged nanoparticles at very low concentrations (2018)
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Xu, M., Jiang, J., Pei, X., Song, B., Cui, Z., & Binks, B. P. (2018). Novel oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by ionic surfactant and similarly charged nanoparticles at very low concentrations. Angewandte Chemie, 57(26), 7738-7742. doi:10.1002/anie.201802266

Novel oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions are prepared which are stabilised by a cationic surfactant in combination with similarly charged alumina nanoparticles at concentrations as low as 10-5 M and 10-4 wt.%, respectively. The surfactant molecules adsorb... Read More

Phase inversion of colored Pickering emulsions stabilized by organic pigment particle mixtures (2018)
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Binks, B. P., & Olusanya, S. O. (2018). Phase inversion of colored Pickering emulsions stabilized by organic pigment particle mixtures. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(17), 5040-5051. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00715

Pickering emulsions stabilized by a mixture of coloured organic pigment particles of different hydrophobicity have been investigated at equal oil:water ratio and a fixed overall particle concentration by several complementary methods. Transitional ph... Read More

Emulsion stabilisation by complexes of oppositely charged synthetic polyelectrolytes (2017)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., Binks, B. P., & Sekine, T. (2018). Emulsion stabilisation by complexes of oppositely charged synthetic polyelectrolytes. Soft matter, 14(2), 239-254. doi:10.1039/c7sm01845b

We investigate the possibility of stabilising oil-water emulsions from the polyelectrolyte complexes (PEC) obtained in mixtures of a strong cationic polyelectrolyte (poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride), PDADMAC) and a weak anionic one (poly(acryli... Read More

Ionic liquid droplet micro-reactor for catalysis reactions not at equilibrium (2017)
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Zhang, M., Ettelaie, R., Yan, T., Zhang, S., Cheng, F., Binks, B. P., & Yang, H. (2017). Ionic liquid droplet micro-reactor for catalysis reactions not at equilibrium. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(48), 17387-17396. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b07731

We develop a novel strategy to more effectively and controllably process continuous enzymatic or homogeneous catalysis reactions based on non-aqueous Pickering emulsions. A key element of this strategy is “bottom-up” construction of a macroscale cont... Read More

Converting metal-organic framework particles from hydrophilic to hydrophobic by an interfacial assembling route (2017)
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Zhang, F., Sang, X., Tan, X., Liu, C., Zhang, J., Luo, T., …Binks, B. P. (2017). Converting metal-organic framework particles from hydrophilic to hydrophobic by an interfacial assembling route. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 33(43), 12427-12433. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02365

Here we propose to modify the hydrophilicity of metal-organic framework (MOF) particles by an interfacial assembling route, which is based on the surface-active nature of MOF particles. It was found that hydrophilic UiO-66-NH₂ particles can be conver... Read More

Modeling the interfacial energy of surfactant-free amphiphilic Janus nanoparticles from phase inversion in Pickering emulsions (2017)
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Wu, D., Binks, B. P., & Honciuc, A. (2018). Modeling the interfacial energy of surfactant-free amphiphilic Janus nanoparticles from phase inversion in Pickering emulsions. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(3), 1225-1233. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02331

Determining the interfacial energy of nanoparticles is very challenging via traditional methods that first require measuring the contact angle of several liquids of a sessile drop on pellets or capillary rise in powder beds. In this work, we propose... Read More

Polymer-protein conjugate particles with biocatalytic activity for stabilization of water-in-water emulsions (2017)
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Xue, L., Xie, C., Meng, S., Bai, R., Yang, X., Wang, Y., …Meng, T. (2017). Polymer-protein conjugate particles with biocatalytic activity for stabilization of water-in-water emulsions. ACS Macro Letters, 6(7), (679-683). doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00294. ISSN 2161-1653

Water-in-water (w/w) emulsions are attractive micro-compartmentalized platforms due to their outstanding biocom-patibility. To address the main disadvantage of poor stability that hampers their practical application, here we report a novel type of po... Read More

Collodial particles at a range of fluid-fluid particles (2017)
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Binks, B. P. (2017). Collodial particles at a range of fluid-fluid particles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 33(28), (6947-6963). doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00860. ISSN 0743-7463

The study of solid particles residing at fluid-fluid interfaces has become an established area in surface and colloid science recently experiencing a renaissance since around 2000. Particles at interfaces arise in many industrial products and process... Read More

Stability of clay particle-coated microbubbles in alkanes against dissolution induced by heating (2017)
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Achakulwisut, K., Tam, C., Huerre, A., Sammouti, R., Binks, B. P., & Garbin, V. (2017). Stability of clay particle-coated microbubbles in alkanes against dissolution induced by heating. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 33(15), 3809-3817. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00429

We investigated the dissolution and morphological dynamics of air bubbles in alkanes stabilized by fluorinated colloidal clay particles when subjected to temperature changes. A quasi-steady model for bubble dissolution with time-dependent temperature... Read More