Like-Charge Attraction between Metal Nanoparticles in a 1:1 Electrolyte Solution
Type:    Journal, Article
Title:    Like-Charge Attraction between Metal Nanoparticles in a 1:1 Electrolyte Solution
Author(s):    dos Santos, A. P.; Levin, Y.
Date:    2019/06/21
Abstract:    We calculate the force between two spherical metal nanoparticles of charge ${Q}_{1}$ and ${Q}_{2}$ in a dilute $1\ensuremath{\mathbin:}1$ electrolyte solution. Numerically solving the nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann equation, we find that metal nanoparticles with the same sign of charge can attract one another. This is fundamentally different from what is found for like-charged, nonpolarizable, colloidal particles, the two-body interaction potential for which is always repulsive inside a dilute $1\ensuremath{\mathbin:}1$ electrolyte. Furthermore, the existence of like-charge attraction between spherical metal nanoparticles is even more surprising in view of the result that such attraction is impossible between parallel metal slabs, showing the fundamental importance of curvature. To overcome a slow convergence of the numerical solution of the full nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann equation, we developed a modified Derjaguin approximation which allows us to accurately and rapidly calculate the interaction potential between two metal nanoparticles or between a metal nanoparticle and a phospholipid membrane.
Publisher:    American Physical Society
Journal (full):    Physical Review Letters
Volume:    122
Issue:    24
Start Page:    248005
Link:    https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.248005
Link (PDF):    http://link.aps.org/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.248005

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