We describe three situations in which strong, short-ranged attractive interactions between colloidal particles arise. These attractions can be induced by the quality of the solvent, addition of non-adsorbing polymer or addition of small colloidal particles. In all three cases phase transitions arise. On further increasing the strength of the attractions, the attainment of thermodynamic equilibrium is severely slowed down, or even suppressed.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1995|
|Event||3rd European Days of Thermodynamics on Inhomogeneous Phases and Pattern Formation - BRUSSELS, Belgium|
Duration: 13 Dec 1993 → 15 Dec 1993