I was wondering if anyone had any insights on how to estimate or discern the potential drops across a capacitor containing three distinct media between the electrode plates. The system is as follows Vo-(+) air gap | binary electrolyte phase | plastic phase (-) The lengths of the air gap is approximately that of the electrolyte phase, with the length of the plastic phase being much smaller. I'm trying to figure out a way to consider the the electric field at the interfaces due to the electrical double layer that should be generated by the potential difference across the capacitor. Solving Laplace in one dimension gives I1 = Ax+B I2 = Cx+D I3 = Ex+F Applying boundary conditions I get I1(x=0)=Vo=B I3(x=2L)=0=2EL+F => F = -2EL I1(x=L)=I2(x=L) AL + Vo = CL + D I2(x=2L)=I3(x=2L) 2CL + D = EL - 2EL 2CL + D = -EL from conservation of charge n*(σ1E1-σ2E2) = 0 σ of air and plastic = 0 thus E2=0 C=0 leaving me with 3 unknowns and only two equations AL + Vo = D D = -EL Which is why I am trying to see if I can estimate the approximate potential drop due to the air gap, which would allow me eliminate one of my unknowns. Still though, this is only good for determining the potential everywhere within my capacitor, and I am still no closer to determining the electric field due to the double layer at my interfaces. Any ideas?