We describe three sets of experiments on suspensions of 'hard-sphere' colloids. Suspensions of equal-sized particles exhibit the hard-sphere freezing and glass transitions. Mixtures of spheres of two different sizes can form the ordered binary crystals AB2 and AB13. The addition of non-adsorbing polymer to a one-component suspension leads, through the depletion mechanism, to a range of phase behaviour, which includes colloidal gas, liquid, crystal and gel.
|Journal||Journal of Physics Condensed Matter|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
Bibliographical note[it 50 citations]
- GLASS-TRANSITION BINARY-MIXTURES HARD-SPHERES ENTROPY POLYMER SUPERLATTICE ORDER C-60