Morphology of microemulsion droplet confining a single polymer chain

K. Nakaya, M. Imai, I. Miyata, M. Yonese

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We have investigated morphological change of a microemulsion droplet induced by confinement of a polymer chain using a small angle neutron scattering (SANS) technique. The confinement induces two morphological changes, 1) increase of the mean droplet size and 2) increase of the droplet size polydispersity. The increase of mean droplet size can be described by a simple scaling concept on the basis of membrane rigidity and entropy loss of polymer chain by the confinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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