Colloidal Jamming at Interfaces: A Route to Fluid-Bicontinuous Gels

@article{Stratford2005ColloidalJA,
  title={Colloidal Jamming at Interfaces: A Route to Fluid-Bicontinuous Gels},
  author={Kevin Stratford and R. Adhikari and Ignacio Pagonabarraga and Jean Christophe Desplat and Michael E. Cates},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={309},
  pages={2198 - 2201}
}
Colloidal particles or nanoparticles, with equal affinity for two fluids, are known to adsorb irreversibly to the fluid-fluid interface. We present large-scale computer simulations of the demixing of a binary solvent containing such particles. The newly formed interface sequesters the colloidal particles; as the interface coarsens, the particles are forced into close contact by interfacial tension. Coarsening is markedly curtailed, and the jammed colloidal layer seemingly enters a glassy state… 
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