Colloid Journal

, Volume 68, Issue 6, pp 784–787

Determination of surfactant molecular volume by atomic force microscopy

  • Feng Zhao
  • Yu-Kou Du
  • Jing-Kun Xu
  • Shu-Feng Liu
Short Communications

DOI: 10.1134/S1061933X06060172

Cite this article as:
Zhao, F., Du, YK., Xu, JK. et al. Colloid J (2006) 68: 784. doi:10.1134/S1061933X06060172

Abstract

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.

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© Pleiades Publishing, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Zhao
    • 1
  • Yu-Kou Du
    • 2
  • Jing-Kun Xu
    • 1
  • Shu-Feng Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Organic ChemistryJiangxi Science and Technology Normal UniversityNanchangChina
  2. 2.Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department Suzhou UniversitySuzhouChina