Mesostructured fluids: a geometrical model predicting experimental data

P Andre, B W Ninham, M P Pileni

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Abstract

A geometrical model describing reverse micellar systems has been developed. A single phase containing assembled structures on two different length scales is described and the hydration of surfactants involved in each structure determined. By taking into account the water-surfactant interface a transition from interconnected cylinders to spheres has been predicted and is confirmed by experimental data. Furthermore, interdigitation between reverse micelles can be predicted and observed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-571
Number of pages9
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

Keywords

  • SUPRA-AGGREGATION
  • COMPLEX FLUIDS
  • PHASE-DIAGRAM
  • MICELLES
  • EMULSIONS

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