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March 2017

Nanoparticle Surfactants for Structured Liquid Processing


Scientific Achievement

Developed a revolutionary materials platform for the continuous production of discrete, responsive, and reconfigurable all-liquid systems.

Significance and Impact

The interfacial assembly of nanoparticle surfactants (NPS) suppressed Plateau-Rayleigh instabilities, and a continuous process yielded highly uniform droplets with controlled volume that can change shape on application of an external field.

Research Details


A. Toor, B. Helms, and T. P. Russell, Nano Letters, (2017), DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00556.