A field theory approach for modeling electrostatic interactions in soft matter

Paul Matthew Duncan, Marius M. Hatlo, Leo Lue

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Abstract

Field theoretic approaches have been particularly useful in studying soft matter systems, such as colloidal and biological systems, where long range electrostatic interactions are important. For weakly coupled systems, the eld theoretic methods reduce to the commonly known Poisson-Boltzmann (PB) theory [Chapman (1913); Gouy (1910)], which has been shown to be very accurate for these systems, and has been used with great success to understand and solve numerous problems in soft matter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter
EditorsDavid S. Dean, Jure Dobnikar, Ali Naji, Rudolph Podgornik
Pages11-24
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • soft matter systems
  • soft matter
  • electrostatic interactions
  • Poisson-Boltzmann

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    Duncan, P. M., Hatlo, M. M., & Lue, L. (2014). A field theory approach for modeling electrostatic interactions in soft matter. In D. S. Dean, J. Dobnikar, A. Naji, & R. Podgornik (Eds.), Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter (pp. 11-24)