Rheology and structure of worm-like micelles

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Although worm-like micelles have been studied for over 20 years, the diversity of macroscopic behavior and the potential analogy to polyelectrolytes has driven continued study. During the last year, development and application of more realistic scattering models has yielded a deeper understanding of micelle structure. Comprehensive studies on systematic systems are being reported that combine structural and macroscopic data. These studies provide the fundamental understanding necessary to quantify the coupling between micelle structure and rheology. Finally, with increased understanding of these systems, there is a growth in the number of novel applications of worm-like micelles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Micelles
  • Rheology
  • Rod-like
  • Scattering
  • Thread-like
  • Worm-like


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