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The addition of enough non-adsorbing polymer to an otherwise stable colloidal suspension gives rise to a variety of phase behavior and kinetic arrest due to the depletion attraction induced between the colloids by the polymers. We report a study of these phenomena in a two-dimensional layer of colloids. The three-dimensional phenomenology of crystal-fluid coexistence is reproduced, but gelation takes a novel form, in which the strands in the gel structure are locally crystalline. We compare our findings with a previous simulations and theory, and find substantial agreement.
Griffiths, Sam E; Koumakis, Nick; Brown, Aidan T; Vissers, Teun; Warren, Patrick B; Poon, Wilson CK. (2021). Diffusion, phase behavior and gelation in a two-dimensional layer of colloids in osmotic equilibrium with a polymer reservoir, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Physics and Astronomy. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/3067.
|Date made available||29 Jun 2021|
- 1 Finished
1/02/14 → 31/01/20