Title

Micelle Formation, Relaxation Time, and Three-Phase Coexistence in a Microemulsion Model

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1994

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Our Larson‐type microemulsion model for surfactant chains in oil–water solvents leads to long relaxation times as well as, for essential modifications, to a stable peak in the chain‐cluster size distribution. Transfer energies for surfactant chains moving to the oil–water interface, and characteristicmicelle concentrations (CMC) as a function of chain length are compared with experiment.

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Physics

Volume

100

Issue

9

First Page

6934

Last Page

6943