Kinetics of the Micelle-to-Vesicle Transition
- Event time: 1:00pm
- Event date: 21st August 2000
- Speaker: Jacques Leng (University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Recent experimental results~ show that the vesicle formation indeed proceeds via at least two stages. By dilution of micellar stock solution, elongated micelles rapidly form disc-like micelles which grow much more slowly and finally form vesicles. We present here some preliminary results of a growth kinetics model and the main parameters---electrostatic interactions, fusion processes, etc.---influencing this regime.
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 Micelle-to-Vesicle Transition: A Time-Resolved Structural Study, S. U. Egelhaaf, P. Schurtenberger, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, (1999), p. 2804
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