The Electrical Capacitance, the Link to the Electrical Fluctuations

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In this chapter, we develop a method in order to estimate the electrical fluctuations in small systems. The method consists in knowing the electrical capacitance that emerges as a consequence of the processes or the system’s interfaces. We use results given by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem in the classical limit. Estimating the electrical capacitance is important because it is the link to the knowledge of the fluctuation of several physical quantities, voltage and field fluctuations, dipole moment, pH, and charge, and also to knowledge of the polarizability and the dielectric dispersion of colloidal and polyelectrolytes systems.


Charge fluctuation capacitance Small systems Electrical fluctuations 


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  1. 1.Federal University of GoiásGoiâniaBrazil

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