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  Controlling molecular transport in minimal emulsions.

Gruner, P., Riechers, B., Semin, B., Lim, J., Johnston, A., Short, K., et al. (2016). Controlling molecular transport in minimal emulsions. Nature Communications, 7: 10392. doi:10.1038/ncomms10392.

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Gruner, Philipp1, Author              
Riechers, Birte1, Author              
Semin, Benoît1, Author              
Lim, Jiseok1, Author              
Johnston, Abigail1, Author              
Short, Kathleen1, Author              
Baret, Jean-Christophe1, Author              
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1Max Planck Research Group Droplets, Membranes and Interfaces, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Max Planck Society, ou_2063290              

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Free keywords: Applied physics, Fluid dynamics
 Abstract: Emulsions are metastable dispersions in which molecular transport is a major mechanism driving the system towards its state of minimal energy. Determining the underlying mechanisms of molecular transport between droplets is challenging due to the complexity of a typical emulsion system. Here we introduce the concept of 'minimal emulsions', which are controlled emulsions produced using microfluidic tools, simplifying an emulsion down to its minimal set of relevant parameters. We use these minimal emulsions to unravel the fundamentals of transport of small organic molecules in water-in-fluorinated-oil emulsions, a system of great interest for biotechnological applications. Our results are of practical relevance to guarantee a sustainable compartmentalization of compounds in droplet microreactors and to design new strategies for the dynamic control of droplet compositions.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2016-01-22
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10392
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Title: Nature Communications
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Pages: 9 Volume / Issue: 7 Sequence Number: 10392 Start / End Page: - Identifier: -