Assembling Ellipsoidal Particles at Fluid Interfaces Using Switchable Dipolar Capillary Interactions

G.B. Davies, T. Krüger, P.V. Coveney, Jens Dieter Rolf Harting

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Abstract

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
Volume26
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • METIS-308305
  • IR-95066

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