Eliminating cracking during drying.

  title={Eliminating cracking during drying.},
  author={Qiu Jin and Peng Tan and Andrew B Schofield and Lei Xu},
  journal={The European physical journal. E, Soft matter},
  volume={36 3},
When colloidal suspensions dry, stresses build up and cracks often occur -a phenomenon undesirable for important industries such as paint and ceramics. We demonstrate an effective method which can completely eliminate cracking during drying: by adding emulsion droplets into colloidal suspensions, we can systematically decrease the amount of cracking, and… CONTINUE READING