INTERACTIONS, PHASE-TRANSITIONS AND METASTABLE STATES IN CONCENTRATED COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS

HNW LEKKERKERKER*, JKG DHONT, H VERDUIN, C SMITS, Jeroen S Van Duijneveldt

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-29
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume213
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Event3rd European Days of Thermodynamics on Inhomogeneous Phases and Pattern Formation - BRUSSELS, Belgium
Duration: 13 Dec 199315 Dec 1993

Keywords

  • POLYMER
  • SEPARATION
  • SUSPENSIONS
  • CRYSTALS
  • POLYDISPERSITY
  • PARTICLES
  • MIXTURES
  • FLUID

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