Assembling Ellipsoidal Particles at Fluid Interfaces Using Switchable Dipolar Capillary Interactions

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

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How to dynamically tune an assembly of anisotropic colloidal particles adsorbed at fluid-fluid interfaces using dipolar capillary interactions is demonstrated. A previously discovered first-order phase transition is exploited and it is shown 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)6715-6719
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced materials
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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