Coarse-Graining Intermolecular Interactions in Dispersions of Highly Charged Colloids

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Effective pair potentials between charged colloids, obtained from Monte Carlo simulations of two single colloids in a closed cell at the primitive model level, are shown to reproduce accurately the structure of aqueous salt-free colloidal dispersions, as determined from full primitive model simulations by Linse et al. (Linse, P.; Lobaskin, V. Electrostatic Attraction and Phase Separation in Solutions of Like-Charged Colloidal Particles. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1999, 83, 4208). Excellent agreement is obtained even when ion-ion correlations are important and is in principle not limited to spherical particles, providing a potential route to coarse-grained colloidal interactions in more complex systems.

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  • Theoretical Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4926-4930
JournalLangmuir
Volume28
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Theoretical Chemistry (S) (011001039)