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Surface tension, stickiness and engulfment

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1151-1162
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of dispersion science and technology
Volume19
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Abstract

The thermodynamic conditions for the engulfment of one set of particles by another has been given in terms of interfacial energies. Experimentally, it has been shown that a polymer with a high glass transition temperature can be engulfed by a particle of low glass transition temperature; also, that inorganic particles can be engulfed by polymer particles. As a precursor to the engulfment stage heterocoagulation can be used for bringing the particles together in a "sticking" mode. This appears to be a general process which is applicable to a number of scientific areas, e.g. in biology, phagocytosis, and in material science for the preparation of composite particles.

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  • MONODISPERSE POLYSTYRENE LATTICES, COMPOSITE LATEX-PARTICLES, MEDIA

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