Formation of stable clusters in colloidal suspensions

Nina Kovalchuk, Victor Starov, Paul Langston, Nidal Hilal

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    Abstract

    The experimental evidence and theoretical explanations of stable cluster formation in colloidal suspensions are reviewed. The clusters form in the intermediate range between a stable suspension built up by singlets and the irreversible coagulation or gelation of the suspension. The stable clusters develop as a result of a balance between competing short range attraction and long range repulsion between colloidal particles or due to reversible flocculation in the shallow secondary potential well. Heteroaggregation in binary colloids can also result in formation of stable clusters.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)144-154
    Number of pages11
    JournalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
    Volume147-148
    Issue numberC
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

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    Flocculation
    Gelation
    Coagulation
    Colloids
    colloids
    Suspensions
    gelation
    coagulation
    attraction

    Keywords

    • Clusters
    • Colloidal interactions
    • Reversible coagulation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Formation of stable clusters in colloidal suspensions. / Kovalchuk, Nina; Starov, Victor; Langston, Paul; Hilal, Nidal.

    In: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 147-148, No. C, 01.03.2009, p. 144-154.

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    Kovalchuk, N, Starov, V, Langston, P & Hilal, N 2009, 'Formation of stable clusters in colloidal suspensions', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 147-148, no. C, pp. 144-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2008.11.001
    Kovalchuk, Nina ; Starov, Victor ; Langston, Paul ; Hilal, Nidal. / Formation of stable clusters in colloidal suspensions. In: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. 2009 ; Vol. 147-148, No. C. pp. 144-154.
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