Electrical Fluctuations in Polyelectrolytes

  • José Antonio Fornés

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

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This brief is the result of the research the author has performed in recent years covering electrical fluctuations in numerous systems, including molecular electrical fluctuations, ionic fluctuations, ionic dielectric relaxation, spherical and cylindrical polyelectrolytes, ionic polarizability in polyelectrolytes, pH fluctuation in vesicles and electrical fluctuations in proteins.

The importance of estimating electrical fluctuations resides in its richness of information and omnipresence in biological systems. In order to understand how these systems work it is vital to know the magnitude of their electrical fluctuations.

Electromagnetic fluctuations are the origin of London (Van der Waals) forces between molecules, and Lifshitz forces between macro objects. Protonic fluctuations are the origin of Kirkwood and Shumaker forces between molecules and pH fluctuations. Furthermore, protonic fluctuations could be the cause of the dielectric increment of proteins in solution. Local electrical fluctuations can influence chemical reactions and so on. This book addresses the interplay of these pervasive phenomena. 


molecular electrical fluctuations colloid electrical fluctuations ionic fluctuations ionic dielectric relaxation spherical and cylindrical polyelectrolytes ionic polarizability in polyelectrolytes pH fluctuation in vesicles electrical fluctuations in proteins

Authors and affiliations

  • José Antonio Fornés
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of GoiásGoiâniaBrazil

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33839-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33840-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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