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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

Novel film-calliper method of measuring the contact angle of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces (2007)
Journal Article
Fletcher, P. D., Binks, B. P., Horozov, T. S., Braz, D. A., & Clint, J. H. (2008). Novel film-calliper method of measuring the contact angle of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 24(5), (1678-1681). doi:10.1021/la703414q. ISSN 0743-7463

A simple and reliable film-calliper method of measuring the particle contact angle at the water-air (oil) interface in real time has been developed. Its applicability to submicrometer and micrometer latex and silica particles is demonstrated.

Effect of electrolyte in silicone oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by fumed silica particles (2007)
Journal Article
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