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Title: Reversible coagulation of colloidal suspension in shallow potential wells: direct numerical simulation
Authors: Kovalchuk, Nina
Starov, Victor
Langston, Paul
Hilal, Nidal
Keywords: Colloidal suspensions
Langevin equations
Colloidal forces
Brownian forces
Hydrodynamic interactions
Fluctuation-dissipation theorem
Clusters
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Springer Verlag
Citation: KOVALCHUK, N. ... et al, 2009. Reversible coagulation of colloidal suspension in shallow potential wells: direct numerical simulation. Colloid Journal, 71 (4), pp. 503-513
Abstract: Brownian dynamics computer simulations of aggregation in 2D colloidal suspensions are discussed. The simulations are based on the Langevin equations, pairwise interaction between colloidal particles and take into account Brownian, hydrodynamic and colloidal forces. The chosen mathematical model enables to predict the correct values of diffusion coefficient of freely moving particle, the mean value of kinetic energy for each particle in ensemble of interacting colloidal particles and residence times of colloidal particles inside the potential wells of different depths. The simulations allow monitoring formation and breakage of clusters in a suspension as well as time dependence of the mean cluster size.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Colloid Journal [© Springer Verlag]. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com and the definitive version can be viewed at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1061933X09040127
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1134/S1061933X09040127
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5671
ISSN: 1061-933X
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