Publication in Nature Communications
30 September 2013
Direct measurement of osmotic pressure via adaptive confinement of quasi hard disc colloid
Direct measurement of osmotic pressure via adaptive confinement of quasi hard disc colloids
by Ian Williams, Erdal C Oguz, Paul Bartlett, Hartmut Lowen and C Patrick Royall
Confinement is encountered in systems varying from simple liquids to biological cells.
Williams et al. introduce a novel adaptive confinement with an elastic wall comprised of colloidal particles, whereby the osmotic pressure of the confined system can be directly obtained from the displacement of the wall.
Nature Communications, 2nd October. DOI 10.1038/ncomms3555.