J. Phys. I France
Volume 4, Numéro 3, March 1994
Page(s) 345 - 350
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1994110
J. Phys. I France 4 (1994) 345-350

Short Communication

Simulation of membranes, micelles and interfaces with asymmetric surfactants

Naeem Jan and Dietrich Stauffer

Physics Department, St. F.X. University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, N.S., Canada B2G 2W5

(Received 22 December 1993, received in final form 13 January 1994, accepted 17 January 1994)

We show that a model recently introduced to describe a microemulsion is capable of capturing most of the essential features observed experimentally. In particular our Monte Carlo results show the expected variation of the critical micelle concentration with length of surfactants, the formation of micelles, the accumulation of surfactants at an interface and also the variation of the demixing temperature with surfactant length.

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