Ionic strength dependence of polyelectrolyte brush thickness

Journal Article (Academic article)

Intramolecular repulsion between charged monomers imposes intrinsic tension in polyion, modifies its elasticity, and changes the dependence of polyelectrolyte brush thickness on salt concentration. We demonstrate that intrinsic polyion tension gives rise to a plateau of the brush thickness in the middle of salt dominated regime and to a subsequent steeper brush contraction with increasing salt concentration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhulina, EB; Rubinstein, M

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1744-683X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/c2sm25863c