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Theory for polymer coils with necklaces of micelles

Sear, RP (1997) Theory for polymer coils with necklaces of micelles Journal of Physics:Condensed Matter, 10 (7). 1677 - 1686. ISSN 0953-8984

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Abstract

If many micelles adsorb onto the same polymer molecule then they are said to form a necklace. A minimal model of such a necklace is proposed and shown to be almost equivalent to a 1-dimensional fluid with nearest-neighbour interactions. The thermodynamic functions of this fluid are obtained and then used to predict the change in the critical micellar concentration of the surfactant in the presence of the polymer. If the amount of polymer is not too large there are two critical micellar concentrations, one for micelles in necklaces and one for free micelles.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 1997 Institute of Physics. This is the author's accepted manuscript.
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 08:18
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/712468

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