Particle-stabilized oscillating diver: a self-assembled responsive capsule

Joe Tavacoli, Job H. J. Thijssen, Paul S. Clegg

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We report the experimental discovery of a self-assembled capsule, with density set by interfacial glass beads and an internal bubble, that automatically performs regular oscillations up and down a vial in response to a temperature gradient. Similar composites featuring interfacial particles and multiple internal compartments could be the solution to a variety of application challenges.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number18
Pages (from-to)7969-7972
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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