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High internal phase water-in-oil emulsions and related microemulsions studied by small angle neutron scattering. 2. The distribution of surfactant

Reynolds, Philip; Gilbert, Elliot P; White, John

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We have examined isotopically substituted concentrated emulsions and related microemulsions by small angle neutron scattering (SANS). The emulsions have 90% internal phase micron-scale water droplets in a continuous hexadecane microemulsion. The surfactants have polyisobutylene oligomer tails with acid-amide headgroups. Dilution experiments with surfactant concentration varying over a 75-fold range confirm that the oil phase component of the emulsion contains reverse spherical micelles. We have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92708
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry B
DOI: 10.1021/jp010349o

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