Journal article

Fractal-like structures in colloid science

  • Lazzari, S. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Nicoud, L. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jaquet, B. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lattuada, Marco Department of Chemistray and Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Morbidelli, M. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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    10.05.2016
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  • Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. - 2016, vol. 235, p. 1–13
English The present work aims at reviewing our current understanding of fractal structures in the frame of colloid aggregation as well as the possibility they offer to produce novel structured materials. In particular, the existing techniques to measure and compute the fractal dimension df are critically discussed based on the cases of organic/inorganic particles and proteins. Then the aggregation conditions affecting df are thoroughly analyzed, pointing out the most recent literature findings and the limitations of our current understanding. Finally, the importance of the fractal dimension in applications is discussed along with possible directions for the production of new structured materials.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Chimie
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  • English
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Chemistry
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