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Gaining insight into the electrical double layer from simultaneous measurements

           1.      A set-up for simultaneous measurement of second harmonic generation  and streaming potential and some test applications ,  Authors: Johannes L ü tzenkirchen, Tim Scharnweber, Tuan Ho, Alberto Striolo,  Marialore Sulpizi, Ahmed Abdelmonem,  Journal of colloid and interface science ,  529 , 294-305. Recommended with a Commentary by Remco Hartkamp, Delft University of Technology Read the full commentary in  PDF format

New Book: Physics of Electrochemical Processes

The past months have been unprecedented for many people around the world, and most were asked to work from home for long periods of time. Though of course we are happy that slowly things are improving, one positive thing did come out of the past months, which is that Maarten Biesheuvel (Wetsus) and Jouke Dykstra (Wageningen University) started writing the book they always wanted to write. The book has now over 300 pages, and is available as a pre-release free of charge from the website . The book covers many of the topics related to Ionics and Iontronics, including membrane transport (electrodialysis, reverse osmosis) using 1D and 2D models, as well as the DLVW-theory for colloidal interaction, the physics of electrowetting, EDL theories (Frumkin, Donnan, GCS), bio-electrochemical processes, heat effects including electrostatic cooling, and incorporation of acid-base reactions in combined mass transport and reaction modeling. The authors ho

Will we ever understand the long-range decay of concentrated electrolytes?

           1.      Correlation Length in Concentrated Electrolytes: Insightsfrom All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations ,  Authors: Samuel Coles, Chanbum Park, Rohit Nikam, Matej Kanduč, Joachim Dzubiella, Benjamin Rotenberg ,   J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124, 9, 1778–1786      2.      The Electrostatic Screening Length in ConcentratedElectrolytes Increases with Concentration ,  Authors: Alexander Smith, Alpha A. Lee, and Susan Perkin,  J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 12, 2157–2163         3.      Long-range Electrostatic Screening in Ionic Liquids ,  Authors: Matthew A. Gebbie, Howard A. Dobb, Markus Valtiner, and Jacob N. Israelachvi,  PNAS June 16, 2015 112 (24) 7432-7437 Recommended with a Commentary by MSc. Peter Cats, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University Read the full commentary in  PDF format