Physics of Amphiphilic Layers

Proceedings of the Workshop, Les Houches, France February 10–19, 1987

  • Jacques Meunier
  • Dominique Langevin
  • Nino Boccara
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Mono- and Bilayers

  3. Surface Thermal Fluctuations

  4. Ordered Phases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. J. Charvolin, J. F. Sadoc
      Pages 126-129
    3. D. M. Anderson, H. T. Davis, J. C. C. Nitsche, L. E. Scriven
      Pages 130-130
    4. G. Porte, P. Bassereau, J. Marignan, R. May
      Pages 145-152
    5. H. Wennerström
      Pages 171-176
  5. Vesicles

  6. Micelles

  7. Microemulsions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. J. C. Wheeler, T. P. Stockfisch
      Pages 286-290
    3. S. A. Safran, D. Roux, S. T. Milner, M. E. Cates, D. Andelman
      Pages 291-297

About these proceedings


Amphiphilic layers play essential roles in the behaviour of a great variety of disperse systems such as micelles, microemulsions and vesicles. They can also exist as isolated mono- or bilayers, or constitute extended liquid crystalline structures. Although the properties of these different systems may at first sight seem unrelated, theoretical interpretations of them depend on several common concepts. This was the reason for bringing together scientists working in this area for the International Winter School on the Physics of Amphiphilic Layers, which was held at Les Houches, 10-18 February, 1987. The topics treated in the proceedings volume are mono- and bilayers, interactive forces between layers (with special emphasis on steric forces), ordered structures (in particular swollen lamellar phases and defects), vesicles, micelles (including polymer-like systems), microemulsions (especially random bicontinuous structures) and porous media. The importance of thermal fluctuations in the amphiphilic layers is stressed. Recent results are presented and literature references allow readers not familiar with the subject to find any background information they require.


X-ray colloid electron microscopy fluorescence membrane microscopy molecule phase diagram scattering spectroscopy structure surface thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Meunier
    • 1
  • Dominique Langevin
    • 1
  • Nino Boccara
    • 2
  1. 1.Lab. de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de I’ENSCNRSParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Centre de PhysiqueUniversité Scient. et Médic.Les HouchesFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83204-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83202-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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