J. Phys. IV France 129 (2005) 25-28
Monomer exchange and critical dynamics of nonionic surfactant/water systemsJ. Haller and U. Kaatze
Drittes Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August-Universität, Bürgerstr. 42-44, Göttingen, Germany
Ultrasonic attenuation spectra between 100 kHz and 2 GHz are discussed for various C /water mixtures. A relaxation term representing the monomer exchange of the micellar solutions, another one reflecting the local fluctuations in amphiphile concentration, and additional terms due to elementary molecular processes such as conformational isomerizations are identified. Parameters of these terms are briefly discussed and indications are presented for a fluctuation controlled monomer exchange mechanism.
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