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A new pathway for the re-equilibration of micellar surfactant solutions

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Micellar surfactant solutions are generally assumed to undergo restructuring via stepwise monomer loss following a dilution. This process is captured by the Becker-Döring equations, an infinite-dimensional system of ordinary differential equations for the concentration of each aggregate in solution. We reveal certain classes of surfactants, such as the non-ionic family CnEm, for which the predicted re-equilibration times via stepwise monomer loss are far greater than those observed experiment...

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10.1039/c2sm27154k

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Griffiths, IM More by this author
Breward, CJW More by this author
Colegate, DM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
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Journal:
SOFT MATTER
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
Pages:
853-863
Publication date:
2013
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-6848
ISSN:
1744-683X
URN:
uuid:785235c5-cae6-468b-9f5b-da9d3efb0703
Source identifiers:
355521
Local pid:
pubs:355521
Language:
English

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