Phase behavior of systems with wormlike micelles

Florian Nettesheim, Eric W. Kaler

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Soluble surfactants self-assemble in solution once their critical micellization concentration is reached. Above this concentration the shape of the micelles is governed by the geometrical constraints of the surfactant molecules. The concept of a packing parameter, introduced by Israelachvili, can be used as a qualitative tool to predict aggregate shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGiant Micelles
Subtitle of host publicationProperties and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781420007121
ISBN (Print)9780849373084
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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