Title

Optical Probe Studies of Surfactant Solutions

Document Type

Contribution to Books

Publication Date

12-9-1994

Publication Title

ACS Symposium Series:Structure and Flow in Surfactant Solutions

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1021/bk-1994-0578.ch016

Volume

578