Mesostructured fluids. 1. Cu(AOT)2-H2O-isooctane in oil rich regions

I. Lisiecki, P. André, A. Filankembo, C. Petit, J. Tanori, T. Gulik-Krzywicki, B. W. Ninham, M. P. Pileni*

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The phase behavior of copper(II) bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate, Cu(AOT)2-isooctane-water, is determined over a wide domain. The system exhibits an extraordinarily diverse range of phases. The microstructures have been characterized by small-angle X-ray scattering, conductivity, and freeze fracture electron microscopy. It is shown that elementary considerations that require only notions of local curvature and global packing constraints are sufficient to determine microstructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9168-9175
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number43
StatePublished - 28 Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


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