Liquid-glass transition phase diagram for concentrated charge-stabilized colloids

S. K. Lai, W. J. Ma, W. Van Megen, I. K. Snook

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We model interactions between charged colloidal particles by the screened Coulomb potential, and employ the analytically solved static structure factor in conjunction with the idealized mode-coupling theory to determine the liquid-glass transition phase boundary. We find that the presence of an ionic screening has the consequence of revealing a subtle competition between the hard-core geometric factor and the charge-induced screening effect, resulting, for the strong screening case, in an extended charge-stabilized suspension and, for the weak screening case, in a more restrictive ergodic domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)766-769
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1 SUPPL. B
StatePublished - Jul 1997


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