A geometric approach to microemulsions and other phases in surfactant systems is presented. The basic premise is that the behaviour of these systems is dominated by geometric constraints on microstructure. The utility of this approach is first demonstrated for the one-dimensional fluid, for which the statistical mechanics can be solved analytically, before being applied to more realistic but complex systems.
Small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering techniques are used to obtain...[Show more]
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