|Título||Renormalized jellium model for charge-stabilized colloidal suspensions
|Abstract||We introduce a renormalized jellium model to calculate the equation of state for charged colloidal suspensions. An almost perfect agreement with Monte Carlo simulations is found. Our self-consistent approach naturally allows to define the effective charge of particles at finite colloidal density. Although this quantity may differ significantly from its counterpart obtained from the standard Poisson-Boltzmann cell approach, the osmotic pressures for both models are in good agreement. We argue that by construction, the effective charge obtained using the jellium approximation is more appropriate to the study of colloidal interactions. We also discuss a possibility of a fluid-fluid critical point and show how our equation of state can be used to shed light on the surprising results found in recent sedimentation experiments.
|Contido em||Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics. Vol. 69, no. 3 (Mar. 2004), 031403, 4 p.
Equação de Boltzmann
Equação de Poisson
Equacoes de estado
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
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