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Revision as of 01:41, 1 December 2009

Definition

A double emulsion is a special case of an emulsion. In a double emulsion, a third component is added which is emulsified within the simple emulsion. This is of great interest to biomedicine, cosmetics, and the food industry because such double emulsions could allow many new possibilities of substances that could be emulsified and controlled for release for applications such as flavor or drug delivery.

Soft Matter Examples

Double emulsions have been created synthetically, such as polymersomes and exist in nature, such as liposomes.

References

[1] Monodisperse double emulsions generated with a microcapillary device

[2] Dewetting Instability during the Formation of Polymersomes from Block-Copolymer-Stabilized Double Emulsions