Hindrance function for sedimentation and creaming of colloidal disks. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the first measurement of the hindrance function for sedimentation or creaming of disk-shaped colloids via the analytical centrifugation. Disks align with the external flow right above a volume fraction of a few percent, and this effect is extremely sensitive to the aspect ratio of disks. Due to this alignment effect, disk sedimentation or creaming demonstrates distinct trends in dilute and semidilute regions.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • He, P., Mejia, A. F., Cheng, Z., Sun, D., Sue, H., Dinair, D. S., & Marquez, M.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • He, Peng||Mejia, Andres F||Cheng, Zhengdong||Sun, Dazhi||Sue, Hung-Jue||Dinair, Dean S||Marquez, Manuel

publication date

  • February 2010