Droplet coalescence and clustering behavior in microsphere-filled polymeric emulsions under shear flow: the key role of asymmetric interfacial affinities.

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The flow-induced spatial organization of the droplet phase in ternary polymeric emulsions consisting of two Newtonian fluids, namely polyisobutylene (PIB) and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), in the presence of a small amount of solid polystyrene (PS) microspheres are explored by direct flow visualization. The results suggest that the asymmetric affinities of… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c5cp07728a

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