Static Small Angle Neutron Scattering on Concentrated Water-In-Oil Microemulsion : The Particular Case of Potassium Oleate

  • E. Caponetti
  • L. J. Magid
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 41)


It is well-known that surfactants can solubilize hydrocarbons in aqueous phases and water in hydrocarbon phases. When a cosurfactant, commonly an alcohol, is added, the solubilization can become much greater. In the presence of surfactants and alcohols, stable, clear dispersion of hydrocarbons in water called microemulsions may be formed. These microemulsions can be either of an oil-in-water (o/w) or water-in-oil (w/o) category, just as the unstable, coarser emulsions can be. Under certain conditions, bicontinuous arrangements of oil, amphiphile, and water regions have been proposed. Many techniques have been used to get information on these kinds of systems.


Hard Sphere Micellar Solution Neutron Beam Small Angle Neutron Scattering Polymer Flooding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Caponetti
    • 1
  • L. J. Magid
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica FisicaPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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