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Colloidal phase transitions

A switch for phase shifting

Nature Materials volume 14, pages 1718 (2015) | Download Citation

Temperature can switch the thermodynamic phase of colloid–polymer mixtures by tipping the balance between competing attractive interactions induced by polymer depletion or adsorption.

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  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA

    • Ah-Young Jee
    •  & Steve Granick
  2. Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA

    • Boyce Tsang
    •  & Steve Granick

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