Depletion forces in colloidal system under geometrical confinementsChangming 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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