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Dynamic stratification in drying films of colloidal mixtures

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posted on 04.05.2017, 08:43 authored by Andrea Fortini, Ignacio Martin-Fabiani, Jennifer Lesage de la Haye, Pierre-Yves Dugas, Muriel Lansalot, Franck D'Agosto, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, Joseph L. Keddie, Richard P. Sear
In simulations and experiments, we study the drying of films containing mixtures of large and small colloidal particles in water. During drying, the mixture stratifies into a layer of the larger particles at the bottom with a layer of the smaller particles on top. We developed a model to show that a gradient in osmotic pressure, which develops dynamically during drying, is responsible for the segregation mechanism behind stratification.

Funding

European Union Seventh Framework Programme BARRIER-PLUS project (FP7-SME-2012-2, No. 304758).

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Materials

Published in

Physical Review Letters

Volume

116

Issue

11

Citation

FORTINI, A. ... et al, 2016. Dynamic stratification in drying films of colloidal mixtures. Physical Review Letters, 116 (11), pp. 118301-1-118301-5.

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© American Physical Society

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Publication date

2016-03-18

Copyright date

2016

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.118301.

ISSN

0031-9007

eISSN

1079-7114

Language

en

Article number

118301

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