About this book
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.
- Book Title Electrical Fluctuations in Polyelectrolytes
- Series Title SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science
- Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Molecular
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33840-8
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-33839-2
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-33840-8
- Series ISSN 2191-5407
- Series E-ISSN 2191-5415
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VIII, 91
- Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
Nanoscale Science and Technology
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