Computer simulations of phase separations in surfactant solutions

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Abstract

We investigate formation processes of complex domain structures in a phase separating binary mixture containing surfactant (amphiphilic molecules) with the use of the author's hybrid approach, where a molecular description and a continuum description are combined. We emphasize the importance of several molecular degrees of freedom of the surfactant molecule, when a macromolecular block copolymer is used as a surfactant. Relation of our hybrid approach to more microscopic approaches using fully molecular descriptions and to macroscopic approaches using fully continuum descriptions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-57
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular Simulation
Volume16
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amphiphilic molecule
  • Block copolymer
  • Computer simulation
  • Phase separation
  • Surfactant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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