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The Physics of Drying of Colloidal Dispersion: Pattern Formation and Desiccation Cracks

  title={The Physics of Drying of Colloidal Dispersion: Pattern Formation and Desiccation Cracks},
  author={Hisay Lama and Ranajit Mondal},
  journal={arXiv: Soft Condensed Matter},
Drying of colloidal dispersion and their consolidation into a particulate deposit is a common phenomenon. This process involves various physical processes such as diffusion of liquid molecules into the ambient atmosphere and advection of dispersed particles via evaporation driven flow. The colloidal particles forming a dried deposit exhibits distinct patterns and frequently possess structural defects such as desiccation cracks. This chapter gives an introductory review of the drying of… 



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