Monte Carlo and mean-field studies of phase evolution in concentrated surfactant solutions Academic Article uri icon


  • A two‐dimensional lattice model, originally introduced by Granek et al.[J. Chem. Phys. 101, 4331 (1994)], is used to demonstrate the intricate coupling between the intramicellar interactions that determine the optimal aggregation geometry of surfactant molecules in dilute solution, and the intermicellar interactions that govern the phase behavior at higher concentrations. Three very different scenarios of self‐assembly and phase evolution are analyzed in detail, based on Monte Carlo studies and theoretical interpretations involving …

publication date

  • November 15, 1995