New Publication from Prof. Urbach

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Gray curved rods, the colloidal bananas, against black background.
Image from the research, demonstrating typical scanning electron microscopy images of colloidal bananas, with inset demonstrating length L and opening angle α.

ISM Faculty Member Jeffrey Urbach is the co-author of a recent paper, along with Brian Rost, a former GU Physics graduate student. “Effect of curvature on the diffusion of colloidal bananas” was published and highlighted as an editor’s suggestion in Physical Review E. The paper explores the translational and rotational diffusion of smoothly curved colloidal rods, also called colloidal bananas, with opening angles ranging from 0° to almost 360°. The results enhance the understanding of the diffusive behavior of elongated colloidal particles by demonstrating the impact of curvature.