# Alternative to dielectric for polarization in Poisson equation.

*From*: Don Steiger <dsteiger-.at.-bioeng.ucsd.edu>
*Subject*: Alternative to dielectric for polarization in Poisson
equation.
*Date*: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 10:59:36 -0800

Hello,
I would like to use the Poisson Boltzmann equation to model
polymerization. This approach requires the use of a dielectric value for
the monomers. When the monomers are far apart, this may produce
reasonable results. However, as the monomers approach each other, a
constant scalar dielectric model will break down. Does anybody know of
any papers that correct for polarization using some other approach?
Thanks,
Don