Micelles, Membranes, Microemulsions, and Monolayers

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William M. Gelbart, Avinoam Ben-Shaul, Didier Roux
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 608 pages
Over the last decades, the study of surfactants (detergents, for example) has been profoundly changed by ideas and techniques from physics, chemistry, and materials science. Among these are: self assembly; critical phenomena, scaling, and renormalization; high-resolution scattering, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This book represents the first systematic account of these new developments, providing both a general introduction to the subject as well as a review of recent developments. The book will be a very useful tool for the biophysist, biochemist or physical chemist working in the field of surfactants.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Effect of Fluctuations Theory
5
Micellar Growth Flexibility and Polymorphism
105
Micellar Liquid Crystals
153
System
206
Geometrical Foundation of Mesomorphic Polymorphism
218
Value of the Coefficient 6 of the Steric Interaction
279
Lyotropic Lamellar La Phases
303
Experiments
347
Lattice Theories of Microemulsions
394
Fluctuating Interfaces and the Structure
427
Theory and Experiment
485
Critical Behavior of Surfactant Solutions
521
Structures and Phase Transitions in Langmuir Monolayers
559
Index
603
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