Correlated electrolyte solutions and ion-induced attractions between nanoparticles

Jos W. Zwanikken, M Olvera de la Cruz

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number050401
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 12 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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