Nonequilibrium phenomena in critical microemulsions

  • M. A. López Quintela
  • A. Fernández Nóvoa
  • J. Quibén
  • D. Losada
  • C. Ferreiro
Amphiphile Solutions
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 76)


Different nonequilibrium phenomena in critical microemulsions are reported. Hydrodynamic instabilities and quenching experiments show, among others, the influence of fluctuations on the behaviour of these systems. Pressure-jump relaxation experiments on conducting microemulsions clearly show the existence of both percolation and non-linear effects which may be responsible for the nonequilibrium phenomena observed.

Key words

Critical microemulsions hydrodynamic instabilities nonlinear relaxation nonequilibrium phenomena fluctuations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. López Quintela
    • 1
  • A. Fernández Nóvoa
    • 1
  • J. Quibén
    • 1
  • D. Losada
    • 1
  • C. Ferreiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo Biodinámica Física Departamento de Química FísicaUniversidad de SantiagoSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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