Simple expressions are presented for the equations of state of a correlated electrolyte solution, calculated straightforwardly within a full nonlinear Debye-Hückel approach in terms of the mean potential at contact, that predict quantitatively different phase behavior from the popular Debye-Hückel limiting law. The theory includes pair correlations accurately and may provide a basis for a quantitative theoretical study of organic or multivalent ionic solutions. As an example, cohesive effects are addressed of strong couplings between ions on the effective interactions between nanoparticles.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - Nov 12 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics