Chapter 12. Surfactants, Micelles, Emulsions, and Foams

  1. Hans-Jürgen Butt,
  2. Karlheinz Graf and
  3. Michael Kappl

Published Online: 25 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527602313.ch12

Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces

Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces

How to Cite

Butt, H.-J., Graf, K. and Kappl, M. (2003) Surfactants, Micelles, Emulsions, and Foams, in Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602313.ch12

Author Information

  1. MPI für Polymerforschung Mainz, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527404131

Online ISBN: 9783527602315

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Keywords:

  • surfactants;
  • spherical micelles;
  • cylinders;
  • bilayers;
  • biological membranes;
  • micelles;
  • macroemulsions;
  • microemulsions;
  • foams;
  • soap films

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Surfactants

  • Spherical micelles, cylinders, and bilayers

    • The critical micelle concentration

    • Influence of temperature

    • Thermodynamics of micellization

    • Structure of surfactant aggregates

    • Biological membranes

  • Macroemulsions

    • General properties

    • Formation

    • Stabilization

    • Evolution and aging

    • Coalescence and demulsification

  • Microemulsions

    • Size of droplets

    • Elastic properties of surfactant films

    • Factors influencing the structure of microemulsions

  • Foams

    • Classification, application and formation

    • Structure of foams

    • Soap films

    • Evolution of foams

  • Summary

  • Exercises