Electrophoretic Mobility of a Polyelectrolyte Capsule
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The electrophoretic motion of a polyelectrolyte capsule has been considered in a uniform electric field. The capsule carries a uniformly distributed charge and is permeable to ions of different natures. An electrolyte identical to a dispersion medium is located inside the capsule. The flow in the porous layer of the capsule has been described by the Brinkman equations taking into account the effect of electrostatic forces. The distribution of ions in the vicinity of the capsule has been determined, and its electrophoretic mobility has been found in a linear approximation. The mobility of the capsule has been studied as depending on its geometric characteristics, permeability, and charge density. In particular, a complex extremal character of variations in the mobility as depending on the solid phase fraction in the capsule has been revealed at different ratios between the thicknesses of the electrical double layer and the Brinkman filtration layer.
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