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Electrocoalescence of paired droplets encapsulated in double-emulsion drops

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We utilize an ac electric field to trigger the on-demand fusion of two aqueous cores inside water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W) double-emulsion drops. We attribute the coalescence phenomenon to field-induced structural polarization and breakdown of the stress balance at interfaces. This method provides not only accurate control over the reaction time of coalescence but also protection of the reaction from cross contamination.

Graphical abstract: Electrocoalescence of paired droplets encapsulated in double-emulsion drops

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Submitted
20 Aug 2016
Accepted
26 Sep 2016
First published
26 Sep 2016

Lab Chip, 2016,16, 4313-4318
Article type
Communication

Electrocoalescence of paired droplets encapsulated in double-emulsion drops

Y. Jia, Y. Ren, W. Liu, L. Hou, Y. Tao, Q. Hu and H. Jiang, Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 4313
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC01052K

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