4. Potential and Charge of a Soft Particle

  1. Hiroyuki Ohshima

Published Online: 22 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470630631.ch4

Biophysical Chemistry of Biointerfaces

Biophysical Chemistry of Biointerfaces

How to Cite

Ohshima, H. (2010) Potential and Charge of a Soft Particle, in Biophysical Chemistry of Biointerfaces, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470630631.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470169353

Online ISBN: 9780470630631



  • soft particle potential and charge - colloidal particles role in interfacial electric phenomena;
  • particle core covered by ion-penetrable surface layer of polyelectrolytes, a surface charge layer;
  • cylindrical soft particle


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Planar Soft Surface

  • Spherical Soft Particle

  • Cylindrical Soft Particle

  • Asymptotic Behavior of Potential and Effective Surface Potential of a Soft Particle

  • Nonuniformly Charged Surface Layer: Isoelectric Point

  • References