Dynamics of Colloidal Particles

  • J. M. Méndez-Alcaraz
  • O. Alarcón-Waess


We present a general method for constructing effective one particle dynamics in colloidal systems, which results from a contraction of the description of colloidal mixtures based on the many particles Langevin and Smoluchowski equations. In order to illustrate its applicability, we calculate the long-time self-diffusion coefficient of charged particles, as well as its electrophoretic mobility. The accuracy of our approaches is pointed out by comparison with available experimental data.


Electrophoresis diffusion colloids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Méndez-Alcaraz
    • 1
  • O. Alarcón-Waess
    • 2
  1. 1.Depto. de Física, CINVESTAV-IPNAv. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro ZacatencoMéxicoMéxico
  2. 2.Depto. de Física y Matemáticas, UDLA, Puebla, StaCatarina Mártir, CholulaPueblaMéxico

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