Embarras de richesses in non-DLVO colloid interactions

  title={Embarras de richesses in non-DLVO colloid interactions},
  author={R. Podgornik and David Andelman},
In its original formulation, the seminal Deryaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek (DLVO) theory of colloidal stability seemed like a simple but realistic description of the world of colloid interactions in electrolyte solutions. It is based on a straightforward superposition of the meanfield Poisson-Boltzmann (PB) electrostatics with the electrodynamic van der Waals (vdW) interactions driven by thermal and quantum fluctuations. However, subsequent developments continued to reveal a much richer and… Expand