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Adaptive microgels at interfaces

Adaptive microgels at interfaces
Soft microgels adsorb to oil-water interfaces and reveal properties that are distinctly different from both colloidal particles and macromolecules. We have recently observed that charged microgels can be compressed more easily than uncharged microgels. By employing stimuli-sensitive microgels, we prepare emulsions that can be broken on demand. Such emulsions can for example be used for applications in bio-catalysis.

Physical Chemistry of Complex Fluids:
Walter Richtering

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