Robust liquid marbles stabilized with surface-modified halloysite nanotubes

Hui Wu, Hirohmi Watanabe, Wei Ma, Aya Fujimoto, Takeshi Higuchi, Kentaro Uesugi, Akihisa Takeuchi, Yoshio Suzuki, Hiroshi Jinnai, Atsushi Takahara

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Abstract

We have demonstrated the fabrication of fluorine-free liquid marbles from halloysite nanotube. Halloysite is a naturally occurring inorganic nanotube that has a high aspect ratio, and the surface was modified with octadecyltrimethoxysilane. The surface-modified halloysite formed pincushion agglomerates on the surface of the liquid droplets, which create superhydrophobic surface similar to that of the plant gall surface prepared by aphids. As a result, the liquid marbles showed high mechanical strength upon impact without the use of low surface energy fluoroalkyl or fluorine-modified materials. Our results suggest a new strategy for designing novel materials for liquid marbles inspired by nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14971-14975
Number of pages5
JournalLangmuir
Volume29
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 2013

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Interfacial energy
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Strength of materials
Aspect ratio
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Fabrication
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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Wu, H., Watanabe, H., Ma, W., Fujimoto, A., Higuchi, T., Uesugi, K., ... Takahara, A. (2013). Robust liquid marbles stabilized with surface-modified halloysite nanotubes. Langmuir, 29(48), 14971-14975. https://doi.org/10.1021/la4041858

Robust liquid marbles stabilized with surface-modified halloysite nanotubes. / Wu, Hui; Watanabe, Hirohmi; Ma, Wei; Fujimoto, Aya; Higuchi, Takeshi; Uesugi, Kentaro; Takeuchi, Akihisa; Suzuki, Yoshio; Jinnai, Hiroshi; Takahara, Atsushi.

In: Langmuir, Vol. 29, No. 48, 03.12.2013, p. 14971-14975.

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Wu, H, Watanabe, H, Ma, W, Fujimoto, A, Higuchi, T, Uesugi, K, Takeuchi, A, Suzuki, Y, Jinnai, H & Takahara, A 2013, 'Robust liquid marbles stabilized with surface-modified halloysite nanotubes', Langmuir, vol. 29, no. 48, pp. 14971-14975. https://doi.org/10.1021/la4041858
Wu H, Watanabe H, Ma W, Fujimoto A, Higuchi T, Uesugi K et al. Robust liquid marbles stabilized with surface-modified halloysite nanotubes. Langmuir. 2013 Dec 3;29(48):14971-14975. https://doi.org/10.1021/la4041858
Wu, Hui ; Watanabe, Hirohmi ; Ma, Wei ; Fujimoto, Aya ; Higuchi, Takeshi ; Uesugi, Kentaro ; Takeuchi, Akihisa ; Suzuki, Yoshio ; Jinnai, Hiroshi ; Takahara, Atsushi. / Robust liquid marbles stabilized with surface-modified halloysite nanotubes. In: Langmuir. 2013 ; Vol. 29, No. 48. pp. 14971-14975.
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