Coarse-Grained Counterions in the Strong Coupling Limit

@article{Frusawa2004CoarseGrainedCI,
  title={Coarse-Grained Counterions in the Strong Coupling Limit},
  author={Hiroshi Frusawa},
  journal={Journal of the Physical Society of Japan},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={507-510}
}
  • H. Frusawa
  • Published 15 March 2004
  • Physics
  • Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
Recent Monte Carlo simulations [A. G. Moreira and R. R. Netz: Eur. Phys. J. E 8 (2002) 33] in the strong Coulomb coupling regime suggest strange counterion electrostatics unlike the Poisson–Boltzmann picture: when counterion–counterion repulsive interactions are much larger than counterion–macroion attraction, the coarse-grained counterion distribution around a macroion is determined only by the latter, and the former is irrelevant. Here, we offer an explanation for the apparently paradoxical… 
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