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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Giant Micelles|
|Subtitle of host publication||Properties and Applications|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2007|