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Colloidal diffusion in confined geometries

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Colloidal dispersions in confined geometries exhibit rich diffusive dynamics governed by an interplay between particle–particle and particle–wall interactions. This perspective reviews recent selected computational and experimental studies on diffusion of dense liquid-like dispersions in spatial confinement, with an emphasis on general physical concepts rather than system-specific details. The common thread is to analyse colloidal diffusion in confined geometries in terms of the local density experienced by the colloidal particles, viz. at the level of anisotropic pair densities, which have recently become experimentally accessible.

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The article was received on 18 Apr 2017, accepted on 19 May 2017 and first published on 19 May 2017

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP02497E
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 23632-23641
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    Colloidal diffusion in confined geometries

    K. Nygård, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 23632
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP02497E

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