Guo Feng Wang

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A realistic statistical-mechanics model is applied to describe the repulsive interaction between charged colloids. The latter, in combination with the long-range van der Waals attraction simulated under excess salt environment, gives rise to a total intercolloidal particle potential showing a clear second potential minimum. Differing from the usual(More)
The atomic scale lithiation mechanism of individual SnO2 nanowires in a flooding geometry was revealed by in situ transmission electron microscopy. The lithiation was initiated by the formation of multiple stripes with a width of a few nanometers parallel to the (020) plane traversing the entire wires, serving as multiple reaction fronts for later stages of(More)
Treating the repulsive part of a pairwise potential by the hard-sphere form and its attractive part by the effective depletion potential form, we calculate using this model potential the colloidal domains of phase separation. Differing from the usual recipe of applying the thermodynamic conditions of equal pressure and equal chemical potential where the(More)
Powder x-ray diffraction patterns of the doped compounds Gd(5)Si(2)Ge(1.9)M(0.1) (M = Ga, Cu) show the same crystal structure, orthorhombic Gd(5)Si(4)-type, in the ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases. This is different from Gd(5)Si(2)Ge(2), whose paramagnetic phase is monoclinic. The magnetic structure at low temperature, solved from diffraction(More)
We put forth the idea of treating coexisting phases as a composite system and express its free energy as the average of its constitutent free energies weighted by their respective volume proportions. As a result, the theoretical study of charged colloidal phase separation in the presence of electrolytes reduces to optimizing solely the entities pertaining(More)
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