Overcharging of a macroion by an oppositely charged polyelectrolyte

  title={Overcharging of a macroion by an oppositely charged polyelectrolyte},
  author={Thu Tan Nguyen and B. I. Shklovskii},
– The complexation of a polyelectrolyte with an oppositely charged spherical macroion is studied for both salt free and salty solutions. When a polyelectrolyte winds around the macroion, its turns repel each other and form an almost equidistant coil. It is shown that this repulsive correlations of turns lead to the charge inversion: more polyelectrolyte winds around the macroion than it is necessary to neutralize it. The charge inversion becomes stronger with increasing concentration of salt… CONTINUE READING


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