Stern layer

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The Stern Layer is the first (internal) layer of the electric double layer, which forms at a charged surface in an ionic solution. The Stern Layer is immobile relative to the surface and is comprised of a layer of ions charged oppositely to the surface which attach to the surface.

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The potential difference between the out boundary of the Stern layer and the bulk solution is referred to as the Stern potential.

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Probing Surface Charge Fluctuations with Solid-State Nanopores

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