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The use of solvent relaxation NMR to study colloidal suspensions

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Abstract

Solvent relaxation nuclear magnetic resonance has been widely used to study the interactions of polymers and surfactants with nanoparticles, an important area of research for use in a range of industrial formulations, especially with regards to competition effects between components. The ability of the solvent relaxation technique to distinguish between solvent molecules at the surface and those in the bulk solution has been used to obtain valuable information on the interfacial interactions and structure. We focus on systems containing combinations of polymer, surfactant and colloidal particles and illustrate how solvent relaxation measurements have addressed problems of stabilisation, flocculation and depletion in both academically and industrially relevant systems.

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The article was received on 18 Apr 2013, accepted on 31 May 2013 and first published on 03 Jun 2013


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51067K
Citation: Soft Matter, 2013,9, 7211-7228
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    The use of solvent relaxation NMR to study colloidal suspensions

    C. L. Cooper, T. Cosgrove, J. S. van Duijneveldt, M. Murray and S. W. Prescott, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 7211
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51067K

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