Colloids in Phase Separating Binary Liquids: Towards Rod-like Particles

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Colloids in Phase Separating Binary Liquids: Towards Rod-like Particles

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 28th February 2011
  • Speaker: Niek Hijnen (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

The fate of colloids dispersed in a phase separating binary liquid is determined by their wetting properties. They can either be trapped at the interface or partition into one domain. Motivation to study these scenarios for rod-like particles comes largely from previous studies regarding rod-like particles at interaces and simulations of rods partitioning into one phase. As introduction these will first be discussed, followed by the progress in trying to study this experimentally. The latter will include different types of rod-like colloidal particles that can be made in the lab and controlling their fate after phase separation.

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