Jacques Buffle

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Bipolar faradaic depolarization of the metal/solution interface is quantitatively analyzed for the case where the solution is subject to lateral flow and contains a quasi-reversible redox couple. Transversal convective diffusion of the electroactive species and a position-dependent degree of reversibility of the interfacial electron-transfer (e.t.) reaction(More)
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The surface site distribution and the dielectric discontinuity effects on the charging process of a spherical nanoparticle (NP) have been investigated. It is well known that electrostatic repulsion between charges on neighbouring sites tends to decrease the effective charge of a NP. The situation is more complicated close to a dielectric breakdown, since(More)
In a mixture of metal ions and complexes, it is difficult to predict ecological risk without understanding the contribution of each metal species to biouptake. For microorganisms, the rate of uptake (internalization flux) has not only a major influence on the total metal flux but also on the bioavailability of the various metal species and their relative(More)
It is well known that the electrostatic repulsions between charges on neighboring sites decrease the effective charge at the surface of a charged nanoparticle (NP). However, the situation is more complex close to a dielectric discontinuity, since charged sites are interacting not only with their neighbors but also with their own image charges and the image(More)
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