Demonstrated and theoretically explained the hanging of a coacervate-encased droplet of a dense aqueous solution from the surface of a less dense aqueous solution.
Significance and Impact
Interfacial coacervate shows diode-like transport enabling soft reaction vessels with selective transport, motors and robotics
- Defined conditions for hanging coacervate encased droplets, i.e. impact momentum, droplet size, and polyelectrolytes concentration
- Described surface tension mechanism of hanging droplets
- Developed droplets with heterogeneous surfaces Locomotion and compartmentalized reaction by bioinspired structured droplets hanging on a liquid surface