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Slow Road to Stability for Emulsions

December 9, 2011

stability for emulsions By studying the behavior of tiny particles at an interface between oil and water, researchers at Harvard University have discovered that stabilized emulsions may take much longer to reach equilibrium than previously thought. The findings have important implications for the manufacturing processes used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foods, among other chemical industries. Full Story

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