Assembling Ellipsoidal Particles at Fluid Interfaces using Switchable Dipolar Capillary Interactions

Gary B. Davies, Timm Krueger, Peter V. Coveney, Jens Harting, Fernando Bresme

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Abstract

We demonstrate how to dynamically tune the assembly of anisotropic colloidal particles adsorbed at fluid-fluid interfaces using dipolar capillary interactions. We exploit a previously discovered first-order phase transition and show how to spontaneously turn off these dipolar capillary interactions by exceeding a critical field strength, providing unprecedented control of the bottom-up fabrication of soft materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6800
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Early online date13 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • emulsions
  • fluid-fluid interfaces
  • colloidal particles
  • self assembly
  • capillary interactions

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