Haloing, flocculation, and bridging in colloid-nanoparticle suspensions.


Integral equation theory with a hybrid closure approximation is employed to study the equilibrium structure of highly size asymmetric mixtures of spherical colloids and nanoparticles. Nonequilibrium contact aggregation and bridging gel formation is also qualitatively discussed. The effect of size asymmetry, nanoparticle volume fraction and charge, and the… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.2907721


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