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Layering of bidisperse charged nanoparticles in sedimentation

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Bidisperse mixtures of charged nanoparticles form separate layers upon centrifugation as a result of minimization of the system's free energy in sedimentation-diffusion equilibrium. Different factors were investigated experimentally for their effects on the layering, and are supported by theoretical calculations of the full sedimentation profiles. Surprisingly, lighter/smaller nanoparticles can even sink below heavier/larger ones when the particle surface charge is carefully tuned. This study provides deeper insights into the control of layering in polydisperse particle mixtures during sedimentation.

Graphical abstract: Layering of bidisperse charged nanoparticles in sedimentation

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Submitted
03 Apr 2020
Accepted
03 May 2020
First published
05 May 2020

This article is Open Access

Soft Matter, 2020,16, 4718-4722
Article type
Communication

Layering of bidisperse charged nanoparticles in sedimentation

X. Xu, P. M. Biesheuvel, H. Cölfen and E. Spruijt, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 4718
DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00588F

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