Attractive interactions in micelles and microemulsions

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Title: Attractive interactions in micelles and microemulsions
Author: Huang, John; Saffran, Samuel; Grest, Gary; Kotlarchyk, Michael; Quirke, Nick
Abstract: We have used small-angle neutron scattering to study surfactant interactions in an inverted micellar and a related microemulsions system. The structure-factor fits imply an attractive interaction between micelles with a short-ranged potential due to the overlapping of the surfactant hydrocarbon tails. The linear increase in this interaction with size accounts for the critical transition observed in the microemulsion. This analysis is confirmed by Monte Carlo simulations.
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Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/3116
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.53.592
Date: 1984-08-06

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