Temperature dependence of colloidal aggregation: Cluster-moving Monte Carlo simulation

Junjun Jia, Jin Zhu, Shuichi Iwata

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Abstract

Colloidal aggregation plays an important role in the field of industrial production and environmental pollution. The temperature influence on colloidal aggregation is scarcely studied at present. In this paper, we simulated the temperature influence on colloidal aggregation dynamics and cluster structures using cluster-moving Monte Carlo simulation. It is found that increasing the temperature leads to an acceleration of colloidal aggregation. The particle distribution function indicated that the temperature has a weak influence on the short-range structure and when the volume fraction is 0.3 the temperature slightly affects the long-range structure.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAsia Simulation Conference 2009, JSST 2009 - Shiga, Japan
Duration: 2009 Oct 72009 Oct 9

Conference

ConferenceAsia Simulation Conference 2009, JSST 2009
CountryJapan
CityShiga
Period09/10/709/10/9

Keywords

  • Cluster structure
  • Colloidal aggregation
  • DLVO potential
  • Particle distribution function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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