New Developments in Colloid Science
Original entry: Xu Zhang, APPHY 225, Fall 2009
New Developments in Colloid Science D.A. Weitz and W.B. Russel, MRS Bull. Feb 2004 83 (2004)
colloids, colloidal materials, "directed" assembly, rheology, suspensions
This article summarizes several new developments of colloid science in two aspects: "directed" assembly of colloidal particles and understanding in rheology of colloidal suspensions.
1) Using depletion interaction
Controllable elements: 1.surface treatment 2.solvent choice 3.addition of other materials
2) Applying additional stresses ( Van Blaaderen )