|Title:||Effects of double-layer polarization and electroosmotic flow on the electrophoresis of an ellipsoid in a spherical cavity||Authors:||Hsu J.-P.
|Issue Date:||2008||Journal Volume:||112||Journal Issue:||36||Start page/Pages:||11270-11277||Source:||Journal of Physical Chemistry B||Abstract:||
The electrophoresis of a rigid, positively charged ellipsoidal particle at the center of a spherical cavity is investigated theoretically under the conditions where the effects of double-layer polarization and the presence of an electroosmotic flow can be important. The equations governing the problem under consideration and the associated boundary conditions are solved numerically, and the influences of the key parameters on the electrophoretic mobility of the particle are discussed. We show that if the cavity is uncharged, the effect of double-layer polarization yields a local minimum in the electrophoretic mobility as the thickness of the double layer varies. This local minimum disappears if the cavity is also positively charged. In addition to reducing the scaled mobility of an ellipsoid, the presence of the boundary is also capable of influencing the relative magnitudes of the scaled mobility for particles of various shapes. For instance, if the volume of an ellipsoid is fixed, the scaled mobility ranks as prolate > sphere > oblate if the boundary effect is unimportant, but that order is reversed if the boundary effect is important. ? 2008 American Chemical Society.
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