Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 261, Issue 12, pp 1022–1030 | Cite as

Determination of micelle structure and charge by neutron small-angle scattering

  • J. B. Hayter
  • J. Penfold
Colloid Science


We present a general method of determining the structure and charge of globular ionic micelles, using neutron small-angle scattering. The micellar solutions may have any concentration within the micellar phase. The method is based in part on an analytic calculation of the interparticle correlations between monodisperse spherical micelles, and we discuss the theory in some detail to justify its application to polydisperse globular particles. Experimental results are presented for several cationic and anionic micellar systems.

Key words

micelle structure micelle charge neutron scattering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Hayter
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Penfold
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Laue-LangevinGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Neutron DivisionRutherford and Appleton LaboratoryChilton, DidcotUK

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