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Surfactant mediated particle aggregation in nonpolar solvents

Published inPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 21, no. 35, p. 18866-18876
Publication date2019

The aggregation behavior of particles in nonpolar media is studied with time-resolved light scattering. At low surfactant concentrations particles are weakly charged and suspensions are not stable. The suspensions become progressively more stable with increasing urfactant concentration as particles become more highly charged. At high concentrations the particles become neutralized and aggregation is again fast. The theory of Derjaguin, Landau, Verwey, and Overbeek (DLVO) is able to predict the stability ratios quantitatively by using the experimentally measured surface charges, screening lengths and van der Waals forces.

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  • Swiss National Science Foundation - 162420
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FARROKHBIN, Mojtaba et al. Surfactant mediated particle aggregation in nonpolar solvents. In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2019, vol. 21, n° 35, p. 18866–18876. doi: 10.1039/C9CP01985E
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ISSN of the journal1463-9076

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