Assembly of emulsion droplets into fibers by microfluidic wet spinning
Bell RV., Parkins CC., Young RA., Preuss CM., Stevens MM., Bon SAF.
We show that emulsion droplets stabilized by branched copolymers and Laponite clay discs can be assembled into supracolloidal fibers with control of the fiber composition and length. Upon drying they transform into a light-weight highly porous nanocomposite material. We demonstrate that the fibers made from emulsion droplets can be used to release volatile compounds in a time-controlled manner.