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Issue 29, 2013
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Shape anisotropic colloids: synthesis, packing behavior, evaporation driven assembly, and their application in emulsion stabilization

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Abstract

The recent surge to explore and exploit the effect of particle shape has led to several interesting and unique observations in various diverse fields, ranging from biology to material science. To this end, the development of novel synthesis methods has contributed immensely, and has directed this exciting research on the role of particle shape in colloidal systems and other diverse fields. Furthermore, such investigations have resulted in the development of advanced materials, which are novel and multi-functional. In this article, we review recent advances in the study of suspensions containing shape anisotropic particles. In particular, we investigate those pertaining to rod-like or ellipsoidal particles and highlight recent results in three areas – evaporation driven assembly, packing, interfacial behavior and the use of these particles in emulsion stabilization.

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Submitted
06 Feb 2013
Accepted
14 May 2013
First published
20 May 2013

Soft Matter, 2013,9, 6711-6725
Article type
Review Article

Shape anisotropic colloids: synthesis, packing behavior, evaporation driven assembly, and their application in emulsion stabilization

V. R. Dugyala, S. V. Daware and M. G. Basavaraj, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 6711
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50404B

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