Griffiths, I. M. and Bain, C. D. and Breward, C. J. W. and Chapman, S. J. and Howell, P. D. and Waters, S. L. (2011) An asymptotic theory for the reequilibration of a micellar surfactant solution. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics . (Submitted)

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Abstract
Micellar surfactant solutions are characterized by a distribution of aggregates comprised predominantly of premicellar aggregates (monomers, dimers, trimers, etc.) and a region of proper micelles close to the peak aggregation number, connected by an intermediate region containing a very low concentration of aggregates. Such a distribution gives rise to a distinct twotimescale reequilibration following a system dilution, known as the 1 and 2 processes, whose dynamics may be described by the Becker–Döring equations. We use a continuum version of these equations to develop a reduced asymptotic description that elucidates the behavior during each of these processes.
Item Type:  Article 

Subjects:  D  G > General 
Research Groups:  Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics 
ID Code:  1427 
Deposited By:  Peter Hudston 
Deposited On:  11 Nov 2011 07:48 
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