Phase transition kinetics in colloid-polymer mixtures at triple coexistence: Kinetic maps from free-energy landscapes

F Renth, Wilson Poon, R M L Evans

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Abstract

We report a detailed experimental study of the kinetics of separation into coexisting gas, liquid, and crystal phases in a colloid-polymer mixture. Distinct kinetic regimes are identified. and interpreted in terms of the underlying "free-energy landscape" of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)art. no.-031402
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
Volume6403
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

Keywords

  • HARD-SPHERES
  • BEHAVIOR

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