Adsorption phenomena in amphiphilic systems

C. J. Boulter, F. Clarysse

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The wetting behavior of a ternary mixture of oil, water, and amphiphile in the presence of a surface is studied. An interface model carefully derived from an underlying Ginzburg-Landau theory is introduced, which contains position dependent rigidity and stiffness coefficients. Using this model we predict a rich surface phase diagram containing thin-thick, first-order, and continuous wetting transitions. Application of the model to other interface behavior in these mixtures is also addressed. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R2472-R2475
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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