Poisson-Boltzmann theory, capitance, surface charge
The modified Poisson–Boltzmann theory is used to analyze the anomalous behavior of the electric double layer capacitance for small surface charge at low temperatures and densities. Good agreement is found with simulation and recent density-functional theory results. Negative adsorption is also found in line with theory and simulation. An unsatisfactory feature is the relatively poor structure in this region due to the inherent approximations in the theory. This feature is unimportant in relation to the capacitance results but has implications when calculating adsorption properties.
Original Publication Citation
Bhuiyan, L. B., C. W. Outhwaite, and D. Henderson."A modified Poisson-Boltzmann analysis of the capacitance behavior of the electric double layer at low temperatures." The Journal of Chemical Physics 123 (25).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Henderson, Douglas; Bhuiyan, L. B.; and Outhwaite, C. W., "A modified Poisson–Boltzmann analysis of the capacitance behavior of the electric double layer at low temperatures" (2005). Faculty Publications. 359.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
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