Breakup of double emulsions in constrictions

Haosheng Chen, Jiang Li, Ho Cheung Shum, Howard A. Stone, David A. Weitz

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We report the controlled breakup of double emulsion droplets as they flow through an orifice of a tapered nozzle. The results are summarized in a phase diagram in terms of the droplet-to-orifice diameter ratio and the capillary number. We identify a flow regime where the inner aqueous phase is released.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2345-2347
Number of pages3
JournalSoft matter
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 21 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Chen, H., Li, J., Shum, H. C., Stone, H. A., & Weitz, D. A. (2011). Breakup of double emulsions in constrictions. Soft matter, 7(6), 2345-2347.