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Depletion and double layer forces acting between charged particles in solutions of like-charged polyelectrolytes and monovalent salts

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Published in Soft Matter. 2017, vol. 13, no. 18, p. 3284-3295
Abstract Interaction forces between silica particles were measured in aqueous solutions of the sodium salt of poly(styrene sulphonate) (PSS) and NaCl using the colloidal probe technique based on an atomic force microscope (AFM). The observed forces can be rationa lized through a superposit ion of damped oscillatory forces and double layer forces quantitatively. The doubl e layer forces are modeled using Poisson–Boltzmann (PB) theory for a mixture of a monovalent symmetric electrolyte and a highly asymmetric electrolyte, whereby the multivalent coions represent the polyelectr olyte chains. The effective charge of the polyelectro- lyte is found to be smaller than the bare number of charged groups residing on one polyelectrolyte molecule. This effect can be explained by counterion condensation. The interplay between depletion and double layer forces can be further used to predict the phase of the depletion force oscillations. However, this picture holds only at not too elevated concentrations of the polyelectrolyte and salt. At higher salt concentrations, attractive van der Waals forces become important, while at higher polyelectrolyte concentrations, the macromolecules adsorb onto the like-charged silica interface.
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MOAZZAMI GUDARZI, Mohsen et al. Depletion and double layer forces acting between charged particles in solutions of like-charged polyelectrolytes and monovalent salts. In: Soft Matter, 2017, vol. 13, n° 18, p. 3284-3295. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:102856

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