Phase behavior and concentration fluctuations in suspensions of hard spheres and nearly ideal polymers

S. A. Shah, Y. L. Chen, K. S. Schweizer, C. F. Zukoski

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Abstract

The phase behavior and concentration fluctuations in suspensions of hard spheres colloids and nonadsorbing polymers under ideal solvent conditions were studied. Different qualitative behavior for the dependence on polymer/particle size asymmetry of gelation and fluid-fluid phase separation boundaries was also observed. The analysis showed that the particle-induced polymer clustering in free volume was sensitive to polymer-polymer interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3350-3361
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume118
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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