Macroions in salty water with multivalent ions: giant inversion of charge

T. T. Nguyen, A. Yu Grosberg, B. I. Shklovskii

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    Abstract

    Simple physical arguments that explain the nature and limitations of charge inversion in a system where no interactions are operational except for the Coulomb and short-range hard core repulsion are presented. It is demonstrated that even spherical Z-ions adsorbed on a large plane macroion can lead to charge inversion larger than 100%, while for rodlike Z-ions charge inversion can even be larger.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1568-1571
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume85
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 14 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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