X-ray computerized tomography observation of the interfacial structure of liquid marbles

Daisuke Matsukuma, Hirohmi Watanabe, Aya Fujimoto, Kentaro Uesugi, Akihisa Takeuchi, Yoshio Suzuki, Hiroshi Jinnai, Atsushi Takahara

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We have demonstrated that the liquid/solid interfacial structure of liquid marbles is determined by the surface-interface interaction between the encapsulating particles and liquid droplet. X-ray computerized tomography (X-ray CT) confirmed that the decrease of the solid-over-liquid spreading coefficient (SS/L) allowed the particles to be submerged in the liquid. Moreover, the difference in interfacial structure had a strong effect on the dynamic mechanical stability of liquid marbles. Two liquid marbles only merged upon contact when at least one liquid marble had a small SS/L value. X-ray CT observations also revealed that the liquid at the solid/liquid interface did not interdiffuse easily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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