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Publication Citation: Three-dimensional real-time tracking of nanoparticles at an oil-water interface

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Author(s): Kan K. Du; James A. Liddle; Andrew J. Berglund;
Title: Three-dimensional real-time tracking of nanoparticles at an oil-water interface
Published: June 05, 2012
Abstract: We show that real-time feedback control can be used to study three-dimensional nanoparticle transport dynamics. We apply the method to study the behavior of adsorbed nanoparticles at a silicone oil-water interface in a microemulsion system over a range of particles sizes from 24 nm to 2000 nm. The technique can be applied in the future to study three-dimensional dynamics in a range of systems, including complex fluids, gels, biological cells and geological media.
Citation: Langmuir
Volume: 28
Issue: 25
Pages: pp. 9181 - 9188
Research Areas: Physics, Optical microscopy
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