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This paper outlines a complete and self-consistent cell model theory of the electrokinetics of dense spherical colloidal suspensions for general electrolyte composition, frequency of applied field, zeta potential, and particle size. The standard electrokinetic equations, first introduced for any given particle configuration, are made tractable to(More)
In this paper, the Extended-Domain-Eigenfunction-Method (EDEM) is combined with the Level Set Method in a composite numerical scheme for simulating a moving boundary problem. The liquid velocity is obtained by formulating the problem in terms of the EDEM methodology and solved using a least square approach. The propagation of the free surface is effected by(More)
It is shown that the interaction of a particle with a liquid drop or a gas bubble may be quantitatively described over the whole distance regime by treating the fluid interface as a Hookean spring. An algorithm suitable for analyzing atomic force microscopy data suitable for a calculator or a spread-sheet is given and applied to data for oil drops.
The shape of the air-water interface deformed by a van der Waals stress induced by a paraboloid shaped solid body is addressed and discussed. Emphasis is placed on the existence limit of solutions to the governing Euler-Lagrange equation for the equilibrium shape. Two legitimate solutions, one stable and one unstable, are found to converge at the existence(More)
A matched asymptotic analysis of the system of equations governing the electrokinetic cell model of ref 4 (Ahualli, S.; Delgado, A.; Miklavcic, S.; White, L. R. Langmuir 2006, 22, 7041) is performed. Asymptotic expressions are obtained for the dynamic mobility and complex conductivity response of a dense suspension of charged spherical particles to an(More)
This article concerns the stability of the air-water interface subjected to a 2D attractive van der Waals stress. The physical problem models the setup of a Wilhelmy plate experiment prior to three-phase contact line formation. We present and employ an unambiguous condition to quantify the stability limit in terms of the distance of closest approach of a(More)
The extended-domain-eigenfunction method (EDEM) proposed for solving elliptic boundary value problems on annular-like domains requires an inversion process. The procedure thus represents an ill-posed problem, whose numerical solution involves an ill-conditioned system of equations. In this paper, the ill-posed nature of EDEM is studied and numerical(More)
This paper reports a theoretical study of the electrostatic potential within a so-called pen-heterojunction made up of two semi-infinite, doped semiconductor media separated by an electrolyte region. An external potential is then applied across the entire system. Both the electrostatic potentials and double layer surface forces are studied as functions of(More)
In this paper, we present a theoretical analysis of the dielectric response of a dense suspension of spherical colloidal particles based on a self-consistent cell model. Particular attention is paid to (a) the relationship between the dielectric response and the conductivity response and (b) the connection between the real and imaginary parts of these(More)