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Title: Colloidal electrostatic interactions near a conducting surface
Authors: Polin, Marco
Grier, David G.
Han, Yilong
Keywords: Coatings
Conducting materials
Electric charge
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Citation: Physical review. E, v. 76, 041406 (2007)
Abstract: Like-charged colloidal spheres dispersed in de-ionized water are supposed to repel each other. Instead, artifact-corrected video microscopy measurements reveal an anomalous long-ranged like-charge attraction in the interparticle pair potential when the spheres are confined to a layer by even a single-charged glass surface. These attractions can be masked by electrostatic repulsions at low ionic strengths. Coating the bounding surfaces with a conducting gold layer suppresses the attraction. These observations suggest a possible mechanism for the anomalous confinement-induced attractions.
Description: Physical Review E © copyright (2007) American Physical Society. The Journal's web site is located at
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