Dynamic stratification in drying films of colloidal mixtures
journal contributionposted 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.
European Union Seventh Framework Programme BARRIER-PLUS project (FP7-SME-2012-2, No. 304758).
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