The Hamaker constant of anatase aqueous suspensions

Condensed Matter journal club

The Hamaker constant of anatase aqueous suspensions

  • Event time: 11:30am
  • Event date: 28th January 2011
  • Speaker: Alastair Mailer (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

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The linear relationship of the yield stress with the square zeta potential may be used to determine the Hamaker constants in suspensions. In this work we have obtained the Hamaker constant for the attractive forces between anatase particles in aqueous suspensions using this method and compared them with those obtained by contact angle measurement. The results show excellent agreement.
J. Colloid Interface Sci. 316 451-456 (2007)


A.I. Gomez-Merino, F.J. Rubio-Hernandez, J.F. Velazquez-Navarro, F.J. Galindo-Rosales, P. Fortes-Quesada

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