Work package 3: Smart functional capillary nanosuspensions

In this work package, capillary nanosuspensions will be designed and fabricated with the forces between the nanoparticles responding to external stimuli or chemical reactions, which allows programming the response of the suspensions to changes in environmental pH, temperature or salinity. Capillary suspensions can also be used as precursors for fabrication of porous ceramic materials. The combination of microparticles and nanoparticles leads to a significant increase in the compressive strength of the resulting material. The combination of nanoparticles with different wettabilities enables the fabrication of smart porous materials that can be applied, for example, for the separation of liquids.