Electrochemical Diffusion

Science  26 Jan 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3500, pp. 313-314
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3500.313


The methods of irreversible thermodynamics, applied to the problem of steady-state linear diffusion, lead to the conclusion that the flux across any system of parallel membranes or phase boundaries can be expressed as a linear function of the differences in electrochemical potential across the system. The presence of fixed charges, polarizable molecules, or electric fields does not alter the flux-force relation.