Liquid marbles: topical context within soft matter and recent progress.

McHale, Glen and Newton, Michael (2015) Liquid marbles: topical context within soft matter and recent progress. Soft Matter, 11 (13). pp. 2530-2546. ISSN 1744-6848

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Abstract

The study of particle stabilized interfaces has a long history in terms of emulsions, foams and related dry powders. The same underlying interfacial energy principles also allow hydrophobic particles to encapsulate individual droplets into a stable form as individual macroscopic objects, which have recently been called "Liquid Marbles". Here we discuss conceptual similarities to superhydrophobic surfaces, capillary origami, slippery liquids-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) and Leidenfrost droplets. We provide a review of recent progress on liquid marbles, since our earlier Emerging Area article (Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 5473-5481), and speculate on possible future directions from new liquid-infused liquid marbles to microarray applications. We highlight a range of properties of liquid marbles and describe applications including detecting changes in physical properties (e.g. pH, UV, NIR, temperature), use for gas sensing, synthesis of compounds/composites, blood typing and cell culture.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print.
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 21:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21520

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