Determination of surfactant molecular volume by atomic force microscopy
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- Zhao, F., Du, YK., Xu, JK. et al. Colloid J (2006) 68: 784. doi:10.1134/S1061933X06060172
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The volume of a single surfactant molecule is measured by atomic force microscopy. Experimental data demonstrate good agreement with the calculated data. This approach can be applied to a large variety of surfactant molecules that form flat bilayer structures visualized by a microscopic technique.