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PHASE-BEHAVIOR OF COLLOID PLUS POLYMER MIXTURES

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  • HNW LEKKERKERKER
  • WCK POON
  • PN PUSEY
  • A STROOBANTS
  • PB WARREN
  • Wilson Poon

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-564
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Volume20
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1992

Abstract

A new treatment of the phase behaviour of a colloid + nonadsorbing polymer mixture is described. The calculated phase diagrams show marked polymer partitioning between coexisting phases, an effect not considered in the usual effective-potential approaches to this problem. We also predict that under certain conditions an area of three-phase coexistence should appear in the phase diagram.

    Research areas

  • DISPERSIONS, SUSPENSIONS, SEPARATION, MODEL

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