Bharti: Electrophoretic transport of soft particles with hydrophobic/hydrophilic rigid inner core: an overview

Abstract: I present the electrophoretic transport phenomenon of spherical soft particles. Electrophoresis is one of the important electrokinetic techniques, which is often used to characterize, and separation of colloids.  It is commonly used as a separation technique and often used in the separation of DNA, protein molecules, serum to identify paraproteins, etc. Electrophoretic transport phenomenon is also used to understand the electric properties of several bioparticles including virus, bacteria, humic cells and macromolecules and may be used to understand the transport of cargo vessel in treatments of various diseases, e.g., cancer, inflammation, multiple myeloma, rental pathological disorders and macroglobulinemia, etc. Thus, the proper understanding of the electrophoretic transport of soft particles is important to understand the characteristics features of various bio-colloids and macromolecules, which can be viewed as soft particles. In this talk, I will present some of the existing simplified models for electrophoretic transport of soft particles. In addition, I have further extended it for the real situation, considering the effect of pH-dependent charge densities of the inner core and peripheral soft polymeric layer, effect of hydrodynamic slip length of the hydrophobic core surface, etc. 

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Published May 18, 2022 1:37 PM - Last modified May 18, 2022 1:37 PM