Power-law growth of liquid- and crystal-droplets in highly charged colloidal suspensions

Yayoi Terada, Michio Tokuyama

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Abstract

We perform the simulations on dilute suspensions of highly charged colloids with the effective Tokuyama potential [M. Tokuyama, Phys. Rev. E 59, R2550-R2553 (1999); Phys. Rev. E 58, R2729-R2732 (1998)]. From the analyses of the time evolution of the average radius R(t) of the droplets and the number density n(t) of colloidal droplets, we show that R(t) obeys the power-law growth in time as R(t) ∼ t1/6, while n(t) decreases in time as n(t) ∼ t-1/2 at the late stage due to Brownian coagulation of the droplets, where R(t)3n(t) =constant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFLOW DYNAMICS
Subtitle of host publicationThe Second International Conference on Flow Dynamics
Pages345-348
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 5
EventFLOW DYNAMICS: The Second International Conference on Flow Dynamics - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2005 Nov 162005 Nov 18

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume832
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherFLOW DYNAMICS: The Second International Conference on Flow Dynamics
Country/TerritoryJapan
CitySendai
Period05/11/1605/11/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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