Particle Trapping and Banding in Rapid Colloidal Solidification

J. A. W. Elliott, S. S. L. Peppin

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We derive an expression for the nonequilibrium segregation coefficient of colloidal particles near a moving solid-liquid interface. The resulting kinetic phase diagram has applications for the rapid solidification of clay soils, gels, and related colloidal systems. We use it to explain the formation of bandlike defects in rapidly solidified alumina suspensions. © 2011 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 11 2011
Externally publishedYes


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