By Henk N.W. Lekkerkerker,Remco Tuinier
Colloids are submicron debris which are ubiquitous in nature (milk, clay, blood) and commercial items (paints, drilling fluids, food). In fresh many years it has turn into transparent that including depletants akin to polymers or small colloids to colloidal dispersions permits one to track the interactions among the colloids and during this method keep an eye on the steadiness, constitution and rheological houses of colloidal dispersions. This ebook deals a concise creation to the basics of depletion results and their impact at the part habit of colloidal dispersions. during the publication, conceptual reasons are observed by way of experimental and desktop simulation results.
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Eur. Phys. J. E (2015) 38: 73
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Colloids and the Depletion Interaction (Lecture Notes in Physics) by Henk N.W. Lekkerkerker,Remco Tuinier