Laboratory of Interface Science

Liquid marbles

Liquid marbles are nonstick droplets wrapped by micro- or nanometrically scaled colloidal particles, representing a platform for a variety of chemical, biological, and microfluidics applications. Liquid marbles demonstrate elastic properties and do not coalesce when bounced or pressed. Liquid marbles demonstrate potential as microreactors, microcontainers for growing micro-organisms and cells, and microfluidics devices.

Liquid marble (= 10 mL ) filled with sulfuric acid floating on a water-air surface.

 Teflone marble 20 μl

Lycopodium marble 20 μl

Carbone black marble 20 μl

“Janus” marble 40 μl