Depletion force between two macromolecules in a binary mixture studied by the integral equation theory

Ryo Akiyama, Yasuhito Karino, Masahiro Kinoshita

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Abstract

The Depletion force and the potential of mean force between large hard spheres immersed in a binary mixture are studied by the OZ-HNC theory. The binary mixture consists of medium and small hard spheres as crowding agents and solvent molecules. The results are qualitatively different from that calculated for a model of which the solvent molecules are neglected. The medium spheres act as both a stabilizer and a destabilizer depending on their concentration, although it had been thought as a stabilizer, not a destabilizer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Pages3879-3880
Number of pages2
Volume54
Edition2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2005Sep 22 2005

Other

Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityYamagata
Period9/20/059/22/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Akiyama, R., Karino, Y., & Kinoshita, M. (2005). Depletion force between two macromolecules in a binary mixture studied by the integral equation theory. In 54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Polymer Preprints, Japan (2 ed., Vol. 54, pp. 3879-3880)