• Where do ions solvate?

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      Surface tension; Gibbs adsorption; solvation; electrolyte; water clusters; polarization

    • Abstract


      We study a simple model of ionic solvation inside a water cluster. The cluster is modeled as a spherical dielectric continuum. It is found that unpolarizable ions always prefer the bulk solvation. On the other hand, for polarizable ions, there exists a critical value of polarization above which surface solvation becomes energetically favorablefor large enough water clusters.

    • Author Affiliations


      Yan Levin1

      1. Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Caixa Postal 15051, Porto Alegre, RS - CEP 91501-970, Brazil
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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