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Materials 2014, 7(12), 7689-7705;

Effective Interactions between Multilayered Ionic Microgels

Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Received: 8 October 2014 / Revised: 17 November 2014 / Accepted: 27 November 2014 / Published: 2 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gel-Based Particles for Biological and Environmental Applications)
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Using a one-component reduction formalism, we calculate the effective interactions and the counterion density profiles for microgels that feature a multilayered shell structure. We follow a strategy that involves second order perturbation theory and obtain analytical expressions for the effective interactions by modeling the layers of the particles as linear superpostion of homogeneously charged spheres. The general method is applied to the important case of core–shell microgels and compared with the well-known results for a microgel that can be approximated by a macroscopic, and homogeneously charged, spherical macroion. View Full-Text
Keywords: mutilayered microgels; polyelectrolytes; effective interactions; linear response mutilayered microgels; polyelectrolytes; effective interactions; linear response

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Hanel, C.; Likos, C.N.; Blaak, R. Effective Interactions between Multilayered Ionic Microgels. Materials 2014, 7, 7689-7705.

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