Europhys. Lett.
Volume 73, Number 3, February 2006
Page(s) 443 - 449
Section Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology
Published online 21 December 2005
Europhys. Lett., 73 (3), pp. 443-449 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10397-2

Depletion forces in colloidal system under geometrical confinements

Changming Xiao, Jiyuan Guo and Chunshu Li

Department of Physics, Hunan Normal University - Changsha 410081, PRC

received 8 July 2005; accepted in final form 29 November 2005
published online 21 December 2005

The depletion interactions between two large spheres in a sea of small spheres under the symmetrical or unsymmetrical geometry confinements are studied through Monte Carlo simulations in this paper. The numerical results show that both the depletion potential and depletion force are affected due to the presence of the two plates.

82.70.Dd - Colloids.

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