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Entropically driven self–assembly and interaction in suspension

Yodh, A. G. and Lin, Keng-Hui and Crocker, John. C. and Dinsmore, A. D. and Verma, Ritu and Kaplan, P. D. (2001) Entropically driven self–assembly and interaction in suspension. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 359 (1782). pp. 921-937. ISSN 1364-503X. doi:10.1098/rsta.2000.0810. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20201215-170631961

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Abstract

In this paper we present fundamental studies elucidating the role of entropy in particle suspensions. We focus on systems composed of large colloidal particles along with a second, usually smaller species such as a particle or polymer. We describe direct measurements of these interactions in suspension, and we systematically show how these forces can be used to control the self–assembly of colloidal particles. The paper provides a unified review of the experiments from our laboratory, and in a few cases touches on very recent results.


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Additional Information:© 2001 The Royal Society. We particularly thank Dave Pine, Tom Lubensky, Dave Weitz, Phil Nelson, Jennifer Rouke, Joe Matteo, Derek Wong, Vikram Prasad, Andrew Schofield, Patrick Warren and Wilson Poon for their collaboration. We also thank Zigurts Majumbdar, Andrew Levitt, Josh Gruber, Jian Zhang, Rachel Owen, Subrata Sanyal, Evan Hohlfeld, Eric Weeks, Dennis Discher, Dan Hammer, Ahmed Sinai andMohammad Islam for valuable discussions and technical assistance that affeected many aspects of this research. This work was supported by NASA grant NAG3-2172, and by the National Science Foundation through grant DMR99-71226 and the PENN NSF-MRSEC grant DMR-96-32598.
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Subject Keywords:entropy; colloids; suspensions; self-assembly; polymers; templating
Issue or Number:1782
DOI:10.1098/rsta.2000.0810
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Official Citation:Yodh A. G., Lin K., Crocker J. C., Dinsmore A. D., Verma R. and Kaplan P. D. 2001. Entropically driven self–assembly and interaction in suspension. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 359: 921–937. http://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2000.0810
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