Properties of mixed colloidal crystals

  • P. Wette
  • H. -J. Schöpe
  • T. Palberg
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 118)


We prepared colloidal crystals from aqueous suspensions of spherical, charged polystyrene spheres under deionised conditions. Using a home-built multipurpose light scattering apparatus we measured the static structure factor, the static shear modulus and the intermediate scattering function. In addition we also monitored also the conductivity as a function of the composition and the particle number density. For the mixture investigated the data are well described assuming the formation of randomly substituted body-centered-cubic crystals.

Key words

Colloids Charged spheres Mixtures Light scattering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Wette
    • 1
  • H. -J. Schöpe
    • 1
  • T. Palberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physik der Universität MainzMainzGermany

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