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What do emulsification failure and Bose-Einstein condensation have in common?

Sear, RP and Cuesta, JA (2000) What do emulsification failure and Bose-Einstein condensation have in common? Europhys. Lett., 55.

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Abstract

Ideal bosons and classical ring polymers formed via self-assembly, are known to have the same partition function, and so analogous phase transitions. In ring polymers, the analogue of Bose-Einstein condensation occurs when a ring polymer of macroscopic size appears. We show that a transition of the same general form occurs within a whole class of systems with self-assembly, and illustrate it with the emulsification failure of a microemulsion phase of water, oil and surfactant. As with Bose-Einstein condensation, the transition occurs even in the absence of interactions.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sear, RPr.sear@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Cuesta, JAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 14 December 2000
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2001-00436-6
Uncontrolled Keywords : cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.stat-mech
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:27
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:56
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/831451

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