Mesoscale simulations of surfactant dissolution and mesophase formation

P. Prinsen, P.B. Warren, M.A.J. Michels

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Abstract

The evolution of the contact zone between pure surfactant and solvent has been studied by mesoscale simulation. It is found that mesophase formation becomes diffusion controlled and follows the equilibrium phase diagram adiabatically almost as soon as individual mesophases can be identified, corresponding to times in real systems of order 10 mus.
Original languageEnglish
Article number148302
Pages (from-to)148302-1/4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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