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dc.contributor.authorVarade, Dharmesh-
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Abreu, Carlos-
dc.contributor.authorShrestha, Lok Kumar-
dc.contributor.authorAramaki, Kenji-
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111(35): 10438-10447 (2007)en_US
dc.description10 pages, 13 figures.-- PMID: 17696527 [PubMed].-- Printed version published on Sep 6, 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe have studied the structure and rheological behavior of viscoelastic wormlike micellar solutions in the mixed nonionic surfactants poly(oxyethylene) cholesteryl ether (ChEO15)-trioxyethylene monododecyl ether (C12EO3) and anionic sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-C12EO3 using a series of glycerol/water and formamide/ water mixed solvents. The obtained results are compared with those reported in pure water for the corresponding mixed surfactant systems. The zero-shear viscosity first sharply increases with C12EO3 addition and then decreases; i.e., there is a viscosity maximum. The intensity (viscosity) and position (C12EO3 fraction) of this maximum shift to lower values upon an increase in the ratio of glycerol in the glycerol/water mixed solvent, while the position of the maximum changes in an opposite way with increasing formamide. In the case of the SDS/C12EO3 system, zero-shear viscosity shows a decrease with an increase of temperature, but for the ChEO15/C12EO3 system, again, the zero-shear viscosity shows a maximum if plotted as a function of temperature, its position depending on the C12EO3 mixing fraction. In the studied nonionic systems, worm micelles seem to exist at low temperatures (down to 0°C) and high glycerol concentrations (up to 50 wt %), which is interesting from the viewpoint of applications such as drag reduction fluids. Rheology results are supported by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements on nonionic systems, which indicate micellar elongation upon addition of glycerol or increasing temperature and shortening upon addition of formamide. The results can be interpreted in terms of changes in the surface curvature of aggregates and lyophobicity.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipD.V. thanks Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) for financial support. This work was supported by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), No. 18780094, and partly supported by Core Research for Evolution Science and Technology (CREST) of JST Corporation. Fruitful suggestion on SAXS measurements from Dr. Takaaki Sato (Waseda University) is gratefully acknowledged.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Societyen_US
dc.subjectViscoelastic solutionsen_US
dc.subjectWormlike solutionsen_US
dc.subjectSurfactant systemsen_US
dc.titleWormlike micelles in mixed surfactant systems: effect of cosolventsen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer revieweden_US
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