Phase Transitions of a Single Polyelectrolyte Chain in a Poor Solvent with Multivalent Counterions

A Varghese and S Vemparala and R Rajesh, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, PTS 1 AND 2, 1447, 129-130 (2012).

DOI: 10.1063/1.4709915

The phase transitions of a single polyelectrolyte chain in a poor solvent with divalent and trivalent counterions are studied. We identify the counterion condensation as a continuous transition and the extended- collapsed transition as a first order phase transition.

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