Remotely controllable liquid marbles

Lianbin Zhang, Dongkyu Cha, Peng Wang

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Liquid droplets encapsulated by self-organized hydrophobic particles at the liquid/air interface - liquid marbles - are prepared by encapsulating water droplets with novel core/shell-structured responsive magnetic particles, consisting of a responsive block copolymer-grafted mesoporous silica shell and magnetite core (see figure; P2VP-b-PDMS: poly(2-vinylpyridine-b- dimethylsiloxane)). Desirable properties of the liquid marbles include that they rupture upon ultraviolet illumination and can be remotely manipulated by an external magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4756-4760
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • block copolymers
  • liquid marbles
  • mesoporous materials
  • smart materials
  • stimuli-responsive materials
  • surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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