Ionic fluids, e.g. charged colloids, electrolyte solutions, room temperature
ionic liquids, fused salts, polyelectrolytes and gas plasmas, are
multi-component complex fluids with the constituent particles interacting via
Coulomb forces. Whereas the Coulomb interaction between two particles is
long-ranged, i.e. it decays with a power-law potential, screening renders
charge-charge correlations short-ranged, i.e. exponentially decaying.
Therefore, besides the particle size and the bulk correlation length, the
screening length occurs as an additional relevant length scale in ionic
fluids. In order to understand the consequences of this increased complexity
due to electric charges of ionic fluids we use liquid state theoretical
methods and computer simulations to investigate the phase behaviour, bulk and
interfacial structures as well as dynamic properties.
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