International Symposium on Polyelectrolytes


Polyelectrolytes affect surface properties and interactions. These systems have widespread applications in surface modification, water treatment and controlled drug release. The behaviour of natural charged macromolecules, such as proteins and DNA, is determined by the same interactions.

Research in the area of polyelectrolytes contributes to the fields of physics and physical chemistry through understanding how electrostatic and hydrodynamic interactions are related to the behaviour of macromolecules in solution, complexes and at solid interfaces. Counterion condensation and its impact on structure, assembly and complex formation is an important issue. Research on polyelectrolytes, by providing important physical insights relevant to surface and interface science and to materials engineering, contributes to many fields.

Current focal topics for this symposium series are:

  • Polyelectrolytes in solution
  • Formation and properties of complexes and nanoparticles
  • Polyelectrolytes at solid interfaces
  • Polyelectrolyte multilayers
  • Hydrogels
  • Advanced analytical methods
  • Natural polyelectrolytes

Next Meeting

13th Intern. Symposium on Polyelectrolytes (ISP2021)

We have to postpone the 13th Intern. Symposium on Polyelectrolytes to June 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The 13th Symposium, ISP2021, will take place at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai in June 2021

ISP2020 Circular


Please note the following Topical Collection in "Polymers"

Past Meetings


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