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Tuning the demixing of colloid-polymer systems through the dispersing solvent.

Abstract:

We report measurements on fluid-fluid phase separation in a colloid-polymer mixture by means of confocal scanning laser microscopy and we show that we can access the various coarsening regimes by tuning the properties of the solvent. By increasing the viscosity of the solvent we are able to access the diffusive hydrodynamic regime of spinodal decomposition. By matching the density of the solvent and colloids we are able to grow structures to large length scales before they are destroyed by bu...

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Journal:
Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
19
Pages:
194115
Publication date:
2011-05-01
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EISSN:
1361-648X
ISSN:
0953-8984
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:138966
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uuid:046497f6-0c03-49e9-9374-a57185b0cda4
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pubs:138966
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138966
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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