Condensed Matter Physics, 2005, vol. 8, No. 2(42), p. 325-334, English

Title: Interaction between two rows of localized adsorption sites in a 2D one-component plasma
Authors: C.D.Santangelo (Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104), L.Blum (Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 00931)

We compute the free energy for two rows of localized adsorption sites embedded in a two dimensional one-component plasma with neutralizing background density ρ. The interaction energy between the adsorption sites is repulsive. We also compute the average occupation number of the adsorption sites and compare it to the result for a single row of sites. The exact result indicates that the discretization does not induce charge asymmetry and no attractive forces occur.

Key words: one-component plasma, localized adsorption, DNA attraction
PACS: 61.20.Gy

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