Turbidity and critical behavior of a colloid-polymer system

B. H. Chen, B. Payandeh, M. Robert

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The osmotic compressibility and correlation length of a colloid-polymer system, consisting of grafted silica particles in cyclohexane in the presence of the soluble polymer polydimethylsiloxane, are determined by turbidity measurements in the entire one-phase liquid region, with emphasis on the critical region. The renormalized critical exponents of the osmotic compressibility and the correlation length are found to be respectively [formula presented] and [formula presented] while the amplitude of the correlation length is [formula presented] Comparison is made with theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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