Theory of Hydration Forces

  • A. A. Kornyshev
  • S. Leikin
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 66)


We give a mini-review of main ideas and results of a new theory of interaction between hydrophilic surfaces which describes the observable features of repulsive hydration forces and studies the conditions for a crossover from repulsion to attraction with the variation of system parameters.


Water Film Decay Length Hydration Force Partial Structure Factor Water Film Thickness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Kornyshev
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Leikin
    • 3
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Biophysics Research LaboratoryUniversitäts-Kliniken r.d.I, Technische Universität MünchenMünchen 80Fed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.The A.N. Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry of the Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Laboratory of Physical Sciences, Division of Computer Research and TechnologyNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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