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Title: Stabilizing liquid drops of arbitrary shape by the interfacial jamming of nanoparticles

Abstract

A stabilized assembly including a first liquid phase of non-spherical droplets in a second liquid phase, wherein the second liquid phase is immiscible with the first phase, and nanoparticle surfactants assembled at an interface of the non-spherical droplets and the second phase is disclosed. The nanoparticle surfactants include nanoparticles and end-functionalized polymers that can interact through ligand type interactions, and the first phase is stabilized by a disordered, jammed layer of nanoparticle surfactants. A method of preparing a stabilized assembly is also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1418993
Patent Number(s):
9878296
Application Number:
14/509,609
Assignee:
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS (Boston, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01F - MIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER46126
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Oct 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Russell, Thomas P., Cui, Mengmeng, and Emrick, Todd. Stabilizing liquid drops of arbitrary shape by the interfacial jamming of nanoparticles. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Russell, Thomas P., Cui, Mengmeng, & Emrick, Todd. Stabilizing liquid drops of arbitrary shape by the interfacial jamming of nanoparticles. United States.
Russell, Thomas P., Cui, Mengmeng, and Emrick, Todd. Tue . "Stabilizing liquid drops of arbitrary shape by the interfacial jamming of nanoparticles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418993.
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