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We study theoretically the interaction of a polyampholyte chain with charged planes, cylinders, and spheres. Due to the random character of the charge distribution along the chain, a polyampholyte possesses a spontaneous dipole moment, which can interact favorably with charged objects. Depending on the charge strength of the object and the polyampholyte(More)
The effective charge of a rigid polyelectrolyte (PE) approaching an oppositely charged surface is studied. The cases of a weak (annealed) and strongly charged PE with condensed counterions (such as DNA) are discussed. In the most interesting case of the adsorption onto a substrate of low dielectric constant (such as a lipid membrane or a mica sheet) the(More)
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