Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 3–4, pp 309–326 | Cite as

New applications of integral equations methods for solvation continuum models: ionic solutions and liquid crystals

  • Eric Cancès
  • Benedetta Mennucci


We present a new method for solving numerically the equations associated with solvation continuum models, which also works when the solvent is an anisotropic dielectric or an ionic solution. This method is based on the integral equation formalism. Its theoretical background is set up and some numerical results for simple systems are given. This method is much more effective than three‐dimensional methods used so far, like finite elements or finite differences, in terms of both numerical accuracy and computational costs.


Liquid Crystal Ionic Solution Integral Equation Method Solvation Free Energy Anisotropic Dielectric 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Cancès
    • 1
  • Benedetta Mennucci
    • 2
  1. 1.CERMICSEcole Nationale des Ponts et ChausséesMarne‐la‐Vallée Cedex 2France
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica IndustrialeUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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