Phase separation in suspensions of colloids, polymers and nanoparticles: Role of solvent quality, physical mesh, and nonlocal entropic repulsion

Y. L. Chen, K. S. Schweizer, M. Fuchs

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Abstract

An investigation on the dependence of fluid-fluid phase separation on size asymmetry, solvent quality and higher order polymer-polymer interactions is presented. Analytic and numerical microscopic integral equation theory for polymer-particle suspensions is used for the investigation purpose. Results shows that for athermal good solvents, the prediction of enhanced miscibility with increasing polymer size was found not to be fundamentally tied to physical mesh formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3880-3890
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume118
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 22 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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