A self-consistent renormalized Jellium approach for calculating structural and thermodynamic properties of charge stabilized colloidal suspensions

Thiago E. Colla 1, Yan Levin 2, E. Trizac 3

The Journal of Chemical Physics 131 (2009) 074115

An approach is proposed which allows to self-consistently calculate the structural and thermodynamic properties of highly charged aqueous colloidal suspensions. The method is based on the renormalized Jellium model with the background charge distribution related to the colloid-colloid correlation function. The theory is used to calculate the correlation functions and the effective colloidal charges for suspension containing additional monovalent electrolyte. The predictions of the theory are in excellent agreement with the Monte Carlo simulations.

  • 1. Instituto de Fisica,
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • 2. Instituto de Física,
    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • 3. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud