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Critical micelle concentration from a lattice gas model

Wenzel, Wolfgang and Jayaprakash, C and Pandit, Rahul and Ebner, C (1989) Critical micelle concentration from a lattice gas model. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 1 (26). pp. 4245-4250.

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The temperature dependence of the critical micelle concentration (CMC) and a closed-loop coexistence curve are obtained, via Monte Carlo simulations, in the water surfactant limit of a two-dimensional version of a statistical mechanical model for micro-emulsions, The CMC and the coexistence curve reproduce various experimental trends as functions of the couplings. In the oil-surfactant limit, there is a conventional coexistence cure with an upper consolute point that allows for a region of three-phase coexistence between oil-rich, water-rich and microemulsion phases.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 08:41
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31283

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