Advances in Condensed Matter Physics / 2015 / Article / Fig 5

Review Article

Importance of Molecular Interactions in Colloidal Dispersions

Figure 5

Interaction energy () as a function of distance () separating colloidal particles due to the steric hindrance caused by brushes of grafted polymer layers on their surfaces, increasing the length of the polymer, that is, the degree of polymerization and the number of grafted chains per particle. Adapted from [8].