Transregio Sonderforschungsbereich TR6


Physics of Colloidal Dispersions in External Fields

(Physik kolloidaler Dispersionen in äußeren Feldern)

The Transregio-Sonderforschungsbereich TR6 is focused on the rich physics of colloidal dispersions. The latter are solutions of mesoscopic solid particles with a stable (i.e. non-fluctuating) core embedded in a molecular fluid solvent. Among the various soft matter systems, colloidal dispersions play a prominent role as they can be both prepared and characterized in a controlled way. The effective interaction between the colloidal particles can be tailored by changing, e.g., the salt concentration in the solvent. Moreover, colloidal suspensions can....