Stability mechanisms for plate-like nanoparticles immersed in a macroion dispersion

Felipe Jiménez-Ángeles*, Gerardo Odriozola, Marcelo Lozada-Cassou

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An integral equation theory and Monte Carlo simulations are applied to study a model macroion solution confined between two parallel plates immersed in a 1:1 electrolyte and the macroions' counterions. We analyze the cases in which plates are: (a) uncharged; (b) when they are like-charged to the macroions; (c) when they are oppositely charged to the macroions. For all cases a long range oscillatory behavior of the induced charge density between the plates is found (implying an overcompensation/undercompensation of the plates' charge density) and a correlation between the confined and outside fluids. The behavior of the force is discussed in terms of the macroion and ion structure inside and outside the plates. A good agreement is found between theoretical and simulation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number424107
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 21 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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