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Issue 30, 2013

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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Submitted
18 Apr 2013
Accepted
31 May 2013
First published
03 Jun 2013

Soft Matter, 2013,9, 7211-7228
Article type
Tutorial Review

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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