publication . Preprint . 2008

Effects of Macroion Geometry and Charge Discretization in Charge Reversal

Mukherjee, Arup K.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Jul 2008
Abstract
The effects of discrete macroion surface charge distribution and valences of these surface charges and counterions on charge reversal have been studied for macroions of three different geometries and compared with those of continuous surface charge distributions. The geometry of the macroion has been observed to play an important role in overcharging in these cases. The interplay of valences of discrete microions and counterions have noticeable effects on overcharging efficiency. For some valence combinations overcharging the macroion with discrete surface charge is seen to be more efficient than those with continuous charge distribution. The calculations have b...
Subjects
arXiv: Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed MatterQuantitative Biology::Biomolecules
free text keywords: Physics - Biological Physics, Physics - Computational Physics
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