Effect of salt concentration on the electrophoretic speed of a polyelectrolyte through a nanopore

Sandip Ghosal*

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In a previous paper a hydrodynamic model for determining the electrophoretic speed of a polyelectrolyte through an axially symmetric slowly varying nanopore was presented in the limit of a vanishingly small Debye length. Here the case of a finite Debye layer thickness is considered while restricting the pore geometry to that of a cylinder of length much larger than the diameter. Further, the possibility of a uniform surface charge on the walls of the nanopore is taken into account. It is thereby shown that the calculated transit times are consistent with recent measurements in silicon nanopores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number238104
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 7 2007


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