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Density functional study of fluorocarbon emulsions with adsorbed polymer surfactant

Chuev, G N and Fedorov, M V (2005) Density functional study of fluorocarbon emulsions with adsorbed polymer surfactant. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 120 (1-3). pp. 155-157. ISSN 0167-7322

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Abstract

Applying density functional treatment based on wavelets, we have investigated the stability of polymer-colloidal solutions in which polymer surfactants can form globules or adsorb at colloidal particles. The results have indicated that the solution becomes unstable due to the aggregation and formation of dimers and trimers when colloidal concentration exceeds the critical one. (c) 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.