Surfactants

Surfactants are also used in formulation of many day to day products, such as soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, detergents and food industry. Surfactants contain amphiphilic molecules which have the tendency to self assemble in structures similar to cell membranes and have the ability to separate oils and water. The self assembly process is studied with neutron scattering experiments and examples are:

The surfactant complex viscosity and the complex structure at air-water films sudied by visiting Professor Jose Campos-Terán from the Universidad Autónoma de México and LINXS.
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The self assembly of polymer micelles at the solid interface as well as their shear alignment as studied by Max Wolff (Uppsala University):
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