An x-ray scattering study of surfactant water mixtures

Reynolds, David John (1988) An x-ray scattering study of surfactant water mixtures. Doctoral thesis, Lancashire Polytechnic.

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The occurrence of nematic and lamellr mesophases in concentrated surfactant / water mixtures is a well documented phenomenon. This work examines the structure and order of the mesophases exhibited by two sample systems, caesium pentadecafluorooctanoa-te (CsPFO) / heavy water, and decylammonium chloride / ammonium chloride / heavy water, and their dependence on temperature and composition. The results obtained are discussed with relatIon to inter- and intra-micellar interactions leading to the proposition of an attractive intermicellar interaction at high surfactant concentration.

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