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.
|Pages (from-to)||art. no.-031402|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2001|