Volume 68, Number 4, November 2004
|Page(s)||487 - 493|
|Section||Atomic and molecular physics|
|Published online||23 October 2004|
Overcharging of complexes formed by oppositely charged, interpenetrable macroions
Department of Physics, Moscow State University - Moscow 119992, Russia
Accepted: 28 September 2004
The mean-field theory of overcharging of a spherical polyanion, which is penetrable for several polycations, is developed. The effect of counterions is explicitly taken into account. It is shown that the overcharging is always driven by electrostatic interactions, whereas counterions can either promote or prohibit this effect.
PACS: 36.20.-r – Macromolecules and polymer molecules / 87.15.Nn – Properties of solutions; aggregation and crystallization of macromolecules / 61.20.Qg – Structure of associated liquids: electrolytes, molten salts, etc
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