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Breakup of double emulsions in constrictions

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Abstract

We report the controlled breakup of double emulsion droplets as they flow through an orifice of a tapered nozzle. The results are summarized in a phase diagram in terms of the droplet-to-orifice diameter ratio and the capillary number. We identify a flow regime where the inner aqueous phase is released.

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2010, accepted on 03 Jan 2011 and first published on 01 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01100B
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 2345-2347
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    Breakup of double emulsions in constrictions

    H. Chen, J. Li, H. C. Shum, H. A. Stone and D. A. Weitz, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 2345
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01100B

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