Colloidal Dispersions Under Slit-Pore Confinement

  • Yan Zeng

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Yan Zeng
    Pages 1-4
  3. Yan Zeng
    Pages 5-21
  4. Yan Zeng
    Pages 23-36
  5. Yan Zeng, Yan Zeng
    Pages 99-111
  6. Yan Zeng
    Pages 113-117
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 119-121

About this book


This dissertation contributes to the understanding of fundamental issues in the highly interdisciplinary field of colloidal science. Beyond colloid science, the system also serves as a model for studying interactions in biological matter. This work quantitatively investigated the scaling laws of the characteristic lengths of the structuring of colloidal dispersions and tested the generality of these laws, thereby explaining and resolving some long-standing contradictions in the literature.

It revealed the effect of confinement on the structuring, independently of specific properties of the confining interfaces. In addition, it resolved the influence of roughness and charge of the confining interfaces on the structuring, as well as providing a method to measure the effect of surface deformability on colloidal structuring.


Colloid Inter-particle Distance Colloidal Structuring Colloidal-probe Atomic Force Microscope Confined Suspensions Correlation Length Nonionic Surfactant Micelles Oscillatory Force Scaling Laws in Colloid Systems Slit-pore Confinement Surface Deformability

Authors and affiliations

  • Yan Zeng
    • 1
  1. 1., Chem. and Biomol. Engineering Dept.North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34990-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34991-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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