Janus particles templated from double emulsion droplets generated using microfluidics

Langmuir. 2009 Apr 21;25(8):4320-3. doi: 10.1021/la900240y.


We present a simple microfluidics-based technique to fabricate Janus particles using double-emulsion droplets as templates. Since each half of the particles is templated from a different immiscible fluid, this method enables the formation of particles from two materials with vastly different properties. The use of microfluidics affords excellent control over the size, morphology, and monodispersity of the particles.