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Soft Matter and Biological Physics

Eur. Phys. J. E 5, 329-336

Hydrodynamic interactions in the structural fluctuation of a ternary amphiphilic system C12E5/water/n-octane

Shigehiro Komura1, T. Takeda2, Y. Kawabata2, S.K. Ghosh2, H. Seto2 and M. Nagao3

1  Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University, 2-1-1 Ohtsuka, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-8610, Japan
2  Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8521, Japan
3  Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo, 106-1 Shirakata, Tokai 319-1106, Japan


(Received 1 December 1999 and Received in final form 12 March 2001)

Dynamical fluctuations of microemulsion and lamellar structures in a ternary amphiphilic system C12E 5/water/n-octane are studied by means of neutron spin echo spectrometry. The decay rate of the time correlation of the concentration was analyzed in terms of a theory (M. Nonomura, T. Ohta, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 7516 (1999)), in which both van Hove and hydrodynamic interactions are considered. The result shows that the time correlation function is expressed mostly by a single exponential determined exclusively by hydrodynamic interactions.

68.10.-m - Fluid surfaces and fluid-fluid interfaces.
68.35.Ja - Surface and interfaces dynamics vibrations.
82.70.Kj - Emulsions and suspensions.

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