Phase behavior and far-from-equilibrium gelation in charged attractive colloids.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this Rapid Communication we demonstrate the applicability of an augmented Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo approach for the phase behavior determination of model colloidal systems with short-ranged depletion attraction and long-ranged repulsion. This technique allows for a quantitative determination of the phase boundaries and ground states in such systems. We demonstrate that gelation may occur in systems of this type as the result of arrested microphase separation, even when the equilibrium state of the system is characterized by compact microphase structures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Charbonneau, P; Reichman, DR

Published Date

  • May 3, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 5 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 050401 -

PubMed ID

  • 17677009

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2376

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1539-3755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physreve.75.050401


  • eng