Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 263, Issue 12, pp 1004–1007

Secondary minimum analysis in the DLVO-theory

  • J. A. Fornés
Colloid Science


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 


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© Steinkopff 1985

Authors and Affiliations

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

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