Depletion interaction between colloids mediated by an athermal polymer blend.

@article{Chervanyov2018DepletionIB,
  title={Depletion interaction between colloids mediated by an athermal polymer blend.},
  author={Alexander I. Chervanyov},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  year={2018},
  volume={97 3-1},
  pages={
          032508
        }
}
We calculate the immersion energy of a colloid and the potential of the depletion interaction (DI) acting between colloids immersed in an athermal polymer blend. The developed theory has no limitations with respect to the polymer-to-colloid size ratios and polymer densities, covering, in particular, dense polymer blends. We demonstrate that in addition to… CONTINUE READING