Attractive double-layer forces between neutral hydrophobic and neutral hydrophilic surfaces
2011 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1539-3755, Vol. 84, no 6, 061903- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The interaction between surface patches of proteins with different surface properties has a vital role to play driving conformational changes in proteins in different salt solutions. We demonstrate the existence of ion-specific attractive double-layer forces between neutral hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces in the presence of certain salt solutions. This is performed by solving a generalized Poisson-Boltzmann equation for two unequal surfaces. In the calculations, we utilize parametrized ion-surface potentials and dielectric-constant profiles deduced from recent non-primitive-model molecular dynamics simulations that partially account for molecular structure and hydration effects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Physical Society , 2011. Vol. 84, no 6, 061903- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73312DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.061903ISI: 297794200007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73312DiVA: diva2:472080