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

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


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.

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