Gelation and phase coexistence in colloidal suspensions with short-range forces: generic behavior versus specificity.

@article{Germain2010GelationAP,
  title={Gelation and phase coexistence in colloidal suspensions with short-range forces: generic behavior versus specificity.},
  author={Ph Germain and Samira Amokrane},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1 Pt 1},
  pages={011407}
}
The interplay between physical gelation and equilibrium phase transitions in asymmetric binary mixtures is analyzed from the effective fluid approach, in which the big particles interact via a short-range effective attraction beyond the core due to the depletion mechanism. The question of the universality of the scenario for dynamical arrest is then… CONTINUE READING