Ion condensation on charged patterned surfaces.

  title={Ion condensation on charged patterned surfaces.},
  author={Yuri S. Velichko and Francisco J. Solis and Monica Olvera de la Cruz},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={128 14},
We study ion condensation on a patterned surface with stripes of alternating charge. The competition between adsorbed ion-ion and adsorbed ion-surface interactions leads to the formation of different strongly correlated structures of condensed ions in the low-temperature limit (LTL). We consider two types of arrangements which have lowest energy in the LTL: (1) ions adsorbed onto the stripe center lines and (2) arrays of dipoles at the interfaces between charged domains. We determine the… 
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