Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 263, Issue 12, pp 1004–1007

Secondary minimum analysis in the DLVO-theory

  • J. A. Fornés
Colloid Science

DOI: 10.1007/BF01410994

Cite this article as:
Fornés, J.A. Colloid & Polymer Sci (1985) 263: 1004. doi:10.1007/BF01410994


A simple method for determining the secondary minimum distance and energy for two parallel plane surfaces interacting with constant potential and constant surface charge density in a symmetrical electrolyte solution is presented. Both cases are treated, namely, non-retarded and retarded interaction. Two graphics which provide a quick survey for determining the secondary minimum are reported.

Key words

DLVO-theory secondary minimum colloid interactions 

Copyright information

© Steinkopff 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Fornés
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Matemática e FísicaUniversidade Federal de GoiásGoianiaBrazil

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