Simulations of polyelectrolyte adsorption onto an oppositely charged surface

Hiroki Kubo, Takashi Honda, Toshihiro Kawakatsu

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The adsorption phenomena of polyelectrolytes on oppositely charged surfaces are simulated by using an extended self-consistent field (SCF) theory to polyelectrolytes. Electrostatic potential is obtained by solving the Poisson equation coupled with the SCF equations. The behavior of the surface excess amount of the polymer, θ ex is compared between polyelectrolytes with uniform charge distribution along the chain and those with localized charge distributions. We observe that the latter case shows lower values of θ ex than the former case. However, in the case with higher surface charge density,polymers with two charges at one end of the chain show higher values of θ ex than those with single charge on each end orthan those with uniform charge distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sep 202005 Sep 22


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Adsorption
  • OCTA
  • Poisson equation
  • Polyelectrolyte
  • Self-consistent field theory
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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