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

School

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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

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