Long-Lived Liquid Marbles for Green Applications

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Author(s)

  • Joshua Saczek
  • Vladimir Zivkovic
  • Mohamed Mamlouk
  • Dan Wang
  • Stevin S. Pramana

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number2011198
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume31
Issue number35
Online published23 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2021

Abstract

Liquid marbles allow for quantities of various liquids to be encapsulated by hydrophobic particles, thus ensuring isolation from the external environment. The unique properties provided by this soft solid has allowed for use in a wide array of different applications. Liquid marbles do however have certain drawbacks, with lifetime and robustness often being limited. Within this review, particle characteristics that impact liquid marble stability are critically discussed, in addition to other factors, such as internal and external environments, that can be engineered to achieve a robust long-lived liquid marble. New emerging applications, which will benefit from this improvement, are explored such as unconventional computing, cell mimicry, and soft lithography. Incorporation of liquid marbles and liquid crystal technologies shows promise in utilizing structural color for optical display applications, and within green and environmental applications, liquid marble technology is increasingly adapted for use in energy conversion, heavy metal recovery, CO2 capture, and oil removal.

Research Area(s)

  • core–shell, green applications, liquid crystals, liquid marbles, long-lived materials, soft lithography

Citation Format(s)

Long-Lived Liquid Marbles for Green Applications. / Saczek, Joshua; Yao, Xiaoxue; Zivkovic, Vladimir; Mamlouk, Mohamed; Wang, Dan; Pramana, Stevin S.; Wang, Steven.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 31, No. 35, 2011198, 26.08.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review