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Transient cage formation around hot gold colloids dispersed in polymer solutions.
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PMID:  22168725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Gold colloids dispersed in dilute to concentrated polymer solutions can efficiently be heated by laser irradiation and act as almost pointlike heat sources. In systems with positive Soret coefficients S(T) of the polymer, such as solutions of polystyrene in toluene, the polymer can almost entirely be removed from the particle surface. The colloid attracts the solvent and a transient cage of low viscosity and dramatically enhanced mobility is formed, which follows the motion of the particle with a certain retardation. Based on a complete parameterization of S(T)(M, c, T), we analyze in detail the stationary temperature, concentration, and viscosity profiles. Depending on the polymer molar mass and concentration on the distance to the glass transition temperature, the negative or positive feedback-loops are established that lead to either attenuation or self-amplification of the polymer depletion.
F Schwaiger; W Zimmermann; W Köhler
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Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chemical physics     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1089-7690     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375360     Medline TA:  J Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  224905     Citation Subset:  -    
Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany.
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