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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A: MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 36 (2003) 58575863 PII: S0305-4470(03)54734-5
 

Summary: INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A: MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL
J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 36 (2003) 5857­5863 PII: S0305-4470(03)54734-5
Kinetics of charge inversion
Yan Levin and Jeferson J Arenzon
Instituto de F´isica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Caixa Postal 15051, CEP
91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
E-mail: levin@if.ufrgs.br
Received 10 October 2002, in final form 14 January 2003
Published 22 May 2003
Online at stacks.iop.org/JPhysA/36/5857
Abstract
Colloidal suspensions and polyelectrolyte solutions containing multivalent
counterions can exhibit some very counter-intuitive behaviour usually
associated with low-temperature physics. There are two particularly striking
phenomena resulting from strong electrostatic correlations. One is the
like-charge attraction and the second is the polyion overcharging. In
this contribution we will concentrate on the problem of overcharging. In
particular, we will explore the kinetic limitation to colloidal charge inversion
in suspensions containing multivalent counterions.
PACS numbers: 41.20.Cv, 82.70.Dd, 82.35.Rs

  

Source: Arenzon, Jeferson J. - Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Levin, Yan - Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

 

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