Enhancement of depletion forces by electrostatic depletant repulsion.

A large variety of engaging phenomena stems from the occurrence of short-ranged attractive depletion forces. Yet, so far, most experimental studies have been interpreted on the basis of the simple Asakura-Oosawa model, where the depletion agent can be regarded as ideal. Here, conversely, we focus on a system where strong electrostatic coupling is present in… CONTINUE READING