Mesoscopic Simulations of Polyelectrolyte Electrophoresis in Nanochannels

  • Jens SmiatekEmail author
  • Friederike Schmid
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We present the results of mesoscopic dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations of coupled electrohydrodynamic phenomena on the micro- and nanoscale. The effects of electroosmotic flow and slippage combined with polyelectrolyte electrophoresis are investigated in detail, taking full account of hydrodynamic and electrostatic interactions. Our numerical results are in excellent agreement with analytical calculations.


Slip Length Dissipative Particle Dynamics Screening Length Total Mobility Electroosmotic Mobility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische ChemieWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Institut für PhysikJohannes-Gutenberg Universität-MainzMainzGermany

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