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The swelling of weak polyelectrolytes at low salt concentrations in dilute solution

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark GeogheganORCiD



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© 2017 The Author The possibility of swelling of single polyelectrolyte chains in dilute aqueous solution by free ions in the presence of a small amount of salt is investigated using a mean-field approach. The swelling of chains by free ions is more likely for larger chains in solutions containing only a small amount of salt. The swollen chains are likely to retain a spherical structure.

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Author(s): Geoghegan M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Polymer

Year: 2017

Volume: 112

Pages: 414-417

Print publication date: 10/03/2017

Online publication date: 08/02/2017

Acceptance date: 07/02/2017

Date deposited: 19/12/2019

ISSN (print): 0032-3861

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.02.034


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