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Electric birefringence study of reaction-limited colloidal aggregation

Mantegazza, Francesco and Giardini, Mario Ettore and Degiorgio, Vittorio and Asnaghi, Daniela and Asnaghi, Daniela and Giglio, Marzio (1995) Electric birefringence study of reaction-limited colloidal aggregation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 170 (1). pp. 50-56. ISSN 0021-9797

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Abstract

The kinetics of slow irreversible aggregation of monodisperse polystyrene latex spheres is investigated by means of the transient electric birefringence (TEB) technique. The amplitude of the TEB signal is connected with the anisotropy of fractal clusters; the decay of the signal after the electric field is switched off contains information about average cluster size and size distribution. The TEB results are compared with static and dynamic light scattering data.