Coarsening of cubic lattice domains observed in a nonionic surfactant system

Masayuki Imai, T. Kato, D. Schneider

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Abstract

We have investigated the coarsening process of domains having a cubic lattice in a nonionic surfactant system using a time-resolved small-angle neutron scattering technique. The obtained time evolution of scattering patterns showed growing large domains with strong diffraction intensity fluctuation and shrinking small domains obeying dynamical scaling law. This bimodal domain coarsening suggests an anomalous domain coarsening. During the coarsening the cubic lattice was distorted about 10%, which is probably due to the adjustment of the adjacent lattice at boundary. This elasticity effect probably brings about the observed anomalous domain coarsening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1710-1714
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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