Optical Probe Studies of Surfactant Solutions
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ACS Symposium Series:Structure and Flow in Surfactant Solutions
We discuss what optical probe diffusion, a specialized modification of quasi-elastic light scattering, can reveal about surfactant systems. In Triton X-100 solutions, optical probe diffusion has been used to examine the micelle radius, aggregation number, degree of hydration, and effect of temperature on micelle size. Preliminary results on probe diffusion in solutions of ionic surfactants (SDS, CTAB) are noted. Data on viscoelastic solutions shows that optical probe methods give information on structural relaxations in complex fluids.
Phillies, George D.J.; Stott, J.; Streletzky, Kiril A.; Ren, S. Z.; Sushkin, N.; and Richardson, C., "Optical Probe Studies of Surfactant Solutions" (1994). Physics Faculty Publications. 340.