Physics in Drops

"It's like catching the fish that swallowed the queen's ring." Herzog by Saul Bellow.


Revolutionizing drops inside of drops one drop at a time. This blog is dedicated to the physics of microfluidics and double emulsions.
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 Self Assembly: Trimers.   Microfluidics offers a robust and tunable platform for the generation of new artificial materials that can be soft and squishy or rigid and non-deformable.  Three aqueous drops containing  either red or blue dye are encapsulated inside an ultra-thin sheath of oil and self-assemble into trimers as seen in the gif above. The drops re-arrange to minimize their interfacial energy. The core water drops maintain their spherical shape because the surface tension of water is much higher than the surface tension of the surrounding oil.  Other shapes are also possible.  (Gif and Trimer Credit: L. L. A. Adams)

 Self Assembly: Trimers.   Microfluidics offers a robust and tunable platform for the generation of new artificial materials that can be soft and squishy or rigid and non-deformable.  Three aqueous drops containing  either red or blue dye are encapsulated inside an ultra-thin sheath of oil and self-assemble into trimers as seen in the gif above. The drops re-arrange to minimize their interfacial energy. The core water drops maintain their spherical shape because the surface tension of water is much higher than the surface tension of the surrounding oil.  Other shapes are also possible.  (Gif and Trimer Credit: L. L. A. Adams)

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