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PHASE-BEHAVIOR AND STRUCTURE OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A29-A36
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume6
StatePublished - 6 Jun 1994
Event2nd Liquid Matter Conference of the European-Physical-Society - FLORENCE, Italy
Duration: 18 Sep 199322 Sep 1993

Abstract

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.

    Research areas

  • GLASS-TRANSITION, BINARY-MIXTURES, HARD-SPHERES, ENTROPY, POLYMER, SUPERLATTICE, ORDER, C-60

Event

2nd Liquid Matter Conference of the European-Physical-Society

18/09/9322/09/93

Italy

Event: Conference

ID: 16977040