The size and shape of self-assembled micelles
Peter H. Nelson, Gregory C. Rutledge, and T. Alan Hatton
Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Massachusetts 02139
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Equilibrium size and shape distributions of self-assembled micelles are investigated using lattice Monte Carlo simulation techniques. The micellar size distributions are shown to include a Gaussian peak of spherical micelles, in combination with an exponential tail of cylindrical micelles.
This poster was presented at the Workshop on Multiscale Materials Prediction, Cambridge MA 1997.
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Nelson 1998. All rights reserved.
First published November 24, 1997,
last updated May 16, 1999.