Electric birefringence study of reaction-limited colloidal aggregation

Francesco Mantegazza, Mario Ettore Giardini, Vittorio Degiorgio, Daniela Asnaghi, Daniela Asnaghi, Marzio Giglio

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The kinetics of slow irreversible aggregation of monodisperse polystyrene latex spheres is investigated by means of the transient electric birefringence (TEB) technique. The amplitude of the TEB signal is connected with the anisotropy of fractal clusters; the decay of the signal after the electric field is switched off contains information about average cluster size and size distribution. The TEB results are compared with static and dynamic light scattering data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • birefringence study
  • electric
  • colloidal aggregation
  • reaction-limited


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