© 1987

Physics of Amphiphilic Layers

Proceedings of the Workshop, Les Houches, France February 10–19, 1987

  • Jacques Meunier
  • Dominique Langevin
  • Nino Boccara
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Mono- and Bilayers

  3. Surface Thermal Fluctuations

  4. Ordered Phases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. J. Charvolin, J. F. Sadoc
      Pages 126-129

About these proceedings


Amphiphilic layers play essential roles in the behaviour of a great variety of disperse systems such as micelles, microemulsions and vesicles. They can also exist as isolated mono- or bilayers, or constitute extended liquid crystalline structures. Although the properties of these different systems may at first sight seem unrelated, theoretical interpretations of them depend on several common concepts. This was the reason for bringing together scientists working in this area for the International Winter School on the Physics of Amphiphilic Layers, which was held at Les Houches, 10-18 February, 1987. The topics treated in the proceedings volume are mono- and bilayers, interactive forces between layers (with special emphasis on steric forces), ordered structures (in particular swollen lamellar phases and defects), vesicles, micelles (including polymer-like systems), microemulsions (especially random bicontinuous structures) and porous media. The importance of thermal fluctuations in the amphiphilic layers is stressed. Recent results are presented and literature references allow readers not familiar with the subject to find any background information they require.


X-ray colloid electron microscopy fluorescence membrane microscopy molecule phase diagram scattering spectroscopy structure surface thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Meunier
    • 1
  • Dominique Langevin
    • 1
  • Nino Boccara
    • 2
  1. 1.Lab. de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de I’ENSCNRSParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Centre de PhysiqueUniversité Scient. et Médic.Les HouchesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physics of Amphiphilic Layers
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Workshop, Les Houches, France February 10–19, 1987
  • Editors Jacques Meunier
    Dominique Langevin
    Nino Boccara
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-18255-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-83204-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-83202-4
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-4941
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 399
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
    Physical Chemistry
    Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
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