Density-functional approach to nucleation in micellar solutions

V. Talanquer, D. W. Oxtoby

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to develop a theoretical model suitable for strong as well as weak amphiphiles, in which the explicit dual character of the amphiphile molecules is introduced by modeling them with two different force centers connected by a bond. The paper describes the basic model used, and gives the results of calculations for equilibrium phase behavior, planar interfaces, micelles, and vesicles. Focus is made in particular on possible transition states between stable and metastable structures and on nucleation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7013-7021
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume113
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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