Order-disorder transitions in polymer-surfactant systems

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  • University of Helsinki
  • Daresbury Laboratory
  • University of Groningen


We report on time resolved combined differential scanning calorimetry, small-angle and wide-angle x-ray scattering of hydrogen bonded flexible polymer-surfactant systems. The results show the presence of an order-disorder transition from a homogeneous to a lamellar structure due to dynamic coupling between surfactant and polymer. The homogeneous state exhibits a distinct small-angle x-ray scattering peak due to characteristic comb copolymerlike fluctuations. The peak position is strongly dependent on temperature and on the amount of surfactant material.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6646-6649
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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