On progress in forces since the DLVO theory

The simplicity, consistency and an understanding of the limitation of the original DLVO theory has been lost

B.W. Ninham

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • The simplicity, consistency and an understanding of the limitation of the original DLVO theory has been lost
  • All predictability has disappeared in a confused proliferation of parameters
  • The original theory does not account for specific ion effects embraced by the term Hofmeister series
  • An account will be given of the present situation in colloidal interactions, and how to resolve it

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