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Bijels stabilized using rod-like particles

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Bicontinuous interfacially jammed emulsion gels, in short ‘bijels’, rely on a trapped layer of colloidal particles for their stability. These structures have traditionally been created using spherical colloidal particles. Here we show for the first time the use of rod-shape particles to stabilize bijels. We show that domain size decreases more rapidly with particle concentration in the case of rods compared to spheres. Large-scale analysis and detailed examination of images show that the packing fraction of rods is much higher than expected, in part, due to the role of ‘flippers’.

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Submitted
31 Jan 2015
Accepted
09 Apr 2015
First published
10 Apr 2015

This article is Open Access

Soft Matter, 2015,11, 4351-4355
Article type
Communication
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Bijels stabilized using rod-like particles

N. Hijnen, D. Cai and P. S. Clegg, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 4351
DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00265F

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