Microemulsions pp 103-114 | Cite as

Dielectric Studies of a Nonionic Surfactant-Alkane-Water System at Low Water Content

  • M. H. Boyle
  • M. P. McDonald
  • P. Rossi
  • R. M. Wood


It has been shown by Friberg(1) that the heptane-water-tetraoxyethylene glycol dodecyl ether (C12E4) system forms clear single phases over appreciable ranges of composition and temperature. Within such a clear phase, the micelles may be normal (i.e. oil in water) or reversed (i.e. water in oil) and in some instances a transformation occurs from the former to the latter with change in temperature or composition without departure from the single phase region.


Single Phase Region Dielectric Study Surfactant Content Clear Region Clear Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Boyle
    • 1
  • M. P. McDonald
    • 2
  • P. Rossi
    • 2
  • R. M. Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsSheffield City PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.Department of ChemistrySheffield City PolytechnicUK

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