# Confinement effects on phase behavior of soft matter systems.

@article{Binder2008ConfinementEO, title={Confinement effects on phase behavior of soft matter systems.}, author={Kurt Binder and J{\"u}rgen Horbach and Richard L. C. Vink and Andr{\'e}s De Virgiliis}, journal={Soft matter}, year={2008}, volume={4 8}, pages={ 1555-1568 } }

When systems that can undergo phase separation between two coexisting phases in the bulk are confined in thin film geometry between parallel walls, the phase behavior can be profoundly modified. These phenomena shall be described and exemplified by computer simulations of the Asakura-Oosawa model for colloid-polymer mixtures, but applications to other soft matter systems (e.g. confined polymer blends) will also be mentioned. Typically a wall will prefer one of the phases, and hence the…

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