Pinned coacervate droplets

by Huanhuan Feng

Ph.D. student

Wageningen University

We synthesize a well-defined thermoresponsive surfactants. We reveal the mechanism for the temperature-triggered coalescence by measurements of the temperature-dependent interfacial tension and by studying the interfacial fascinating morphology of surfactant-covered emulsion droplets. We can envision that bridging of emulsions droplets by these interfacially pinned coacervate droplets provides a mechanism for the coalescence and emulsion breaking.

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