Biomimetic approach for liquid encapsulation with nanofibrillar cloaks.

  title={Biomimetic approach for liquid encapsulation with nanofibrillar cloaks.},
  author={Elisa Mele and Ilker S Bayer and Gabriele Nanni and Jos{\'e} Alejandro Heredia-Guerrero and Roberta Ruffilli and Farouk Ayadi and Leopoldo Marini and R. Cingolani and Athanassia Athanassiou},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  volume={30 10},
Technologies that are able to handle microvolumes of liquids, such as microfluidics and liquid marbles, are attractive for applications that include miniaturized biological and chemical reactors, sensors, microactuators, and drug delivery systems. Inspired from natural fibrous envelopes, here, we present an innovative approach for liquid encapsulation and manipulation using electrospun nanofibers. We demonstrated the realization of non-wetting soft solids consisting of a liquid core wrapped in… CONTINUE READING

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