Surface-induced layer formation in polyelectrolytes

F. J. Solis*, M. Olvera De La Cruz

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The formation of a layered structure by microsegregation around a charged surface in a mixture of polyelectrolytes of opposite weak charge is analyzed. Random phase approximation reveals the possibility of forming a number of stable layers given a surface with sufficiently strong charge even at temperatures at which the bulk of the mixture is homogeneous. The concentration fluctuates at a wavelength inversely proportional to half of the charge density of the polyelectrolytes near the microphase transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11517-11522
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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