Zeta (ζ) Potential for Micelle and Microemulsion

  • Masahiko AbeEmail author


Measurement of zeta potential is not applicable to systems with entangled particles, non-charged particles, and concentrated solutions where the interfacial electrical double layers are depressed. However, dispersibility of charged colloidal particles in aqueous solution can be evaluated by ζ potential. Therefore, this chapter deals with the basics of electrical interface phenomenon and its relationship between surface electric potential, zeta potential, and surface charge density.


ζ potential Charged fine particles Electrophoretic light scattering DLVO theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Science and TechnologyTokyo University of ScienceNodaJapan

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