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Surfactants: In Solution, at Interfaces and in Colloidal Dispersions

Bob Aveyard


Characteristically, surfactants in aqueous solution adsorb at interfaces and form aggregates (micelles of various shapes and sizes, microemulsion droplets, and lyotropic liquid crystalline phases). This book is about the behaviour of surfactants in solution, at interfaces, and in colloidal dispersions. Adsorption at liquid/fluid and solid/liquid interfaces, and ways of characterizing the adsorbed surfactant films, are explained. Surfactant aggregation in systems containing only an aqueous phase and in systems with comparable volumes of water and nonpolar oil are each considered. In the latter ... More

Keywords: adsorption, emulsion, foam, lyotropic liquid crystal, micelle, microemulsion, particle adsorption, surface forces, thin liquid films, Winsor systems

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198828600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198828600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Aveyard, author
Professor Emeritus of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, University of Hull

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