Small angle neutron scattering study on a phase separation in a 3-component microemulsion system

H. Seto, E. Yokoi, S. Komura, D. Schwahn, K. Mortensen, J. Suzuki, M. Ohnuma, Y. Ito

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    In literature, the 3-component microemulsion system consisting of AOT, water and n-decane is known to belong to 3D-Ising universality class so far. Recently, we have found that the critical exponent of the susceptibility is the meanfield value at near-critical region, and at the same time we have observed a small change of the water droplet size approaching a phase separation point. In this work, further small angle neutron scattering results are presented obtained at the new SANS equipment in JAERI. The evidences described above were confirmed and a detailed phase diagram has been obtained, but the critical point was not found. These results seem to suggest that the change of the droplet structure on approaching the critical point affects the critical point itself.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal de physique iv
    Issue numberC8
    Pages (from-to)161-164
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    Event9th International Conference on Small Angle Scattering - Saclay, France
    Duration: 27 Apr 199330 Apr 1993
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th International Conference on Small Angle Scattering

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