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  Elastic ripening and inhibition of liquid-liquid phase separation

Rosowski, K. A., Sai, T., Vidal-Henriquez, E., Zwicker, D., Style, R. W., & Dufresne, E. R. (2020). Elastic ripening and inhibition of liquid-liquid phase separation. Nature Physics, (in press). doi:10.1038/s41567-019-0767-2.

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Rosowski, K. A., Author
Sai, T., Author
Vidal-Henriquez, Estefania1, Author              
Zwicker, David2, Author              
Style, R. W., Author
Dufresne, E. R., Author
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1Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Max Planck Society, ou_2063287              
2Max Planck Research Group Theory of Biological Fluids, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Max Planck Society, ou_2516693              

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 Abstract: In a process dubbed elastic ripening, compressive stresses in a polymer network are shown to suppress phase separation of the solvent that swells it, stabilizing mixtures well beyond the liquid-liquid phase separation boundary. Phase separation is a central concept of materials physics(1-3) and has recently emerged as an important route to compartmentalization within living cells(4-6). Biological phase separation features activity(7), complex compositions(8) and elasticity(9), which reveal important gaps in our understanding of this universal physical phenomenon. Here, we explore the impact of elasticity on phase separation in synthetic polymer networks. We show that compressive stresses in a polymer network can suppress phase separation of the solvent that swells it, stabilizing mixtures well beyond the liquid-liquid phase-separation boundary. Network stresses also drive a new form of ripening, driven by transport of solute down stiffness gradients. This elastic ripening can be much faster than conventional Ostwald ripening driven by surface tension.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2020-01-27
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1038/s41567-019-0767-2
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