Advances in Condensed Matter Physics / 2015 / Article / Fig 4

Review Article

Importance of Molecular Interactions in Colloidal Dispersions

Figure 4

Stabilization of colloidal particles by steric repulsion. (a) Increased local osmotic pressure. (b) Excluded volume effect. Adapted from [3]. Colloidal particles are shown in purple; polymers are the gray chains with red heads.
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