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We report an easy-to-implement method that allows the direct generation of water-in-water (w-w) single emulsions. The method relies on direct perturbation of the pressure that drives the flow of the dispersed phase of the emulsions. The resultant inner jet is induced to break up into droplets due to the growth of the perturbation through Rayleigh-Plateau instability L. Rayleigh, Proc. R. Soc. London 29, 71-97 (1879); this leads to the formation of monodisperse droplets. By implementing this method on a modified microfluidic device, we directly generate water-in-water-in-water (w-w-w) double emulsions with good control over the size and the number of encapsulated droplets. Our approach suggests a new route to apply droplet-based microfluidics to completely water-based systems.



Author: Alban Sauret; Ho Cheung Shum

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