Strong-coupling theory for a polarizable planar colloid

L. Samaj 1, 2, E. Trizac 2

Contributions to Plasma Physics 52 (2012) 53

We propose a strong-coupling analysis of a polarizable planar interface, in the spirit of a recently introduced Wigner-Crystal formulation. The system is made up of two moieties: a semi-infinite medium (z<0) with permittivity epsilon' while the other half space in z>0 is occupied by a solution with permittivity epsilon, and mobile counter-ions (no added electrolyte). The interface at z=0 bears a uniform surface charge. The counter-ion density profile is worked out explicitly for both repulsive and attractive dielectric image cases.

  • 1. Institute of Physics,
    Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • 2. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud