Curved Surfaces in Surfactant Aggregates
For a variety of reasons a large number of shapes of surfactant aggregates are postulated in the literature. a thermomechanical evaluation of these shapes has been attempted here. It is well known that the details of the equations describing the thermodynamics and mechanics of interfaces change with the choice of the location of the interface, yet these must all be equivalent. the constraints thus required shed light on cylindrical micelles and structural phase inversions. the need for studying fluctuations in such systems is also made obvious. © 1989.
P. Neogi and S. Friberg, "Curved Surfaces in Surfactant Aggregates," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Elsevier, Feb 1989.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0021-9797(89)90053-2
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Curved Interfaces; Cylindrical Micelles; Phase Inversions; Surface Active Agents; Surfactant Aggregates; Surfae Phenomena - Mathematical Models
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