Application of the Method of Cumulants for Interacting Brownian Particle Systems

  • Bruce J. Ackerson
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 23)


Colloidal suspensions of charged macromolecules at low ionic strength may show strong interactions between particles, even when particle separations are on the order of the wavelength of light. Several investigators1–3 have measured the static structure factor, G(k, 0), and cumulants, Kn, for these systems by mean intensity and intensity correlation experiments, respectively.


Hard Sphere Hydrodynamic Interaction Pair Distribution Function Particle Separation Static Structure Factor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce J. Ackerson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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