Transition from Emulsion to Microemulsion
One of the main peculiarities of micelles is their ability to solubilize chemical compounds insoluble in a pure solvent. This extremely important practical property has given micelles a key role in technical activities. A nominal amount of solubilized substance proves to be enough to obtain highly swollen micelles, so that at some point they can be considered as small drops of an oil phase within a surfactant membrane in water. Under certain conditions, one can consider these solutions as two-phase systems and relate them to emulsions.
KeywordsEntropy Surfactant Quartz Attenuation Hydrocarbon
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