|Search for content and authors|
Surfactants-containing Aggregations in Effectively Two-dimensional Space in View of a Non-equilibrium Statistical-mechanical Model
University of Technology & Agriculture, Institute of Mathematics & Physics, al. Kaliskiego 7, Bydgoszcz 85-796, Poland
Systems comprising of entities with well-developed and electrically-active surfaces, like polymers, surfactants and colloids, are rich in entropically driven reactions. They may be not only between charged parts of the (bio)molecules but also they can be amongst the molecules, and even appear to be present amidst their clusters. Typically, they are of dipole-dipole type, induced dipolar and even quadrupolar (having an origin in the surface tension effect), to list but a few. Because of water ubiquitous character and role in such systems, a formation of hydrogen-bonding is to be mentioned here too. Due to merely amphiphilic character of the surfactants some specific additional reactions, rather slow or very instantaneous, can also be noticed .
Presentation: Keynote lecture at SMCBS 2003 Workshop, by Adam Gadomski
See On-line Journal of SMCBS 2003 Workshop
Submitted: 2003-10-03 21:19 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55