On the role of hydrodynamic interactions in colloidal gelation

Ryoichi Yamamoto, Kang Kim, Yasuya Nakayama, Kunimasa Miyazaki, David R. Reichman

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Abstract

In this letter, we investigate several aspects related to the effect of hydrodynamic interactions on phase separation-induced gelation of colloidal particles. We explain physically the observation of hydrodynamic stabilization of cellular network structures in two dimensions. We demonstrate that hydrodynamic interactions have only a minor quantitative influence on the structure of transient gels in three dimensions. We discuss some experimental implications of our results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084804
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume77
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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