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Bicontinuous soft solids with a gradient in channel size designed for energy storage applications

  title={Bicontinuous soft solids with a gradient in channel size designed for energy storage applications},
  author={David J. French and Andrew B. Schofield and Job H. J. Thijssen},
We present examples of bicontinuous interfacially jammed emulsion gels (“bijels”) with a designed gradient in the channel size along the sample. These samples are created by quenching binary fluids which have a gradient in particle concentration along the sample, since the channel size is determined by the local particle concentration. A gradient in local particle concentration is achieved using a two-stage loading process, with different particle volume fractions in each stage. Confocal… 

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