Light Scattering Study of Water in Oil Microemulsions

  • A. M. Cazabat
  • D. Chatenay
  • D. Langevin
  • A. Pouchelon
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)


Microemulsions have attracted much interest since their introduction because of their applications in numerous fields of science and technology. They are apparently homogeneous and transparent systems of low viscosity, containing emulsifier molecules, oil, and water. They usually behave as dispersions of very small spherical droplets of water (or oil) surrounded by emulsifier molecules, in a continuous medium containing the oil (or water). The droplet sizes range from 100 to 1000 Å in diameter.


Droplet Size Percolation Threshold Hard Sphere Scattered Intensity Virial Coefficient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Cazabat
    • 1
  • D. Chatenay
    • 1
  • D. Langevin
    • 1
  • A. Pouchelon
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de l’E.N.S.Paris Cedex 05France

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