5. Free Energy of a Charged Surface

  1. Hiroyuki Ohshima

Published Online: 22 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470630631.ch5

Biophysical Chemistry of Biointerfaces

Biophysical Chemistry of Biointerfaces

How to Cite

Ohshima, H. (2010) Free Energy of a Charged Surface, in Biophysical Chemistry of Biointerfaces, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470630631.ch5

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470169353

Online ISBN: 9780470630631



  • Helmholtz free energy of a charged hard or soft surface - in contact with electrolyte solution;
  • Helmholtz free energy and tension of hard surface;
  • double-layer free energy per unit area of planar soft surface


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Helmholtz Free Energy and Tension of a Hard Surface

  • Calculation of the Free Energy of the Electrical Double Layer

  • Alternative Expression for Fel

  • Free Energy of a Soft Surface

  • References