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Metastability and Depletion Driven Aggregation

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Author(s)

Erik K. Hobbie

Abstract

Depletion driven aggregation in binary colloidal mixtures is studied via the time evolution of the cluster-size distribution and structure factor as the mixtures equilibrate after shear melting. The data suggest a two-stage crystallization process with an initial collapse into an amorphous metastable state, and the aggregation kinetics are in good agreement with mean-field solutions of the reversible Smoluchowski equation.
Citation
Physical Review Letters

Keywords

aggregation, colloids, metastability

Citation

Hobbie, E. (2008), Metastability and Depletion Driven Aggregation, Physical Review Letters (Accessed June 18, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008