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Charge screening wormlike micelles affects extensional relaxation time and noodle formation

DOI: 10.1039/D2CC03646K DOI Help

Authors: Rui Huang (University of Glasgow) , Daniel Mcdowall (University of Glasgow) , Henry Ng (University of Liverpool) , Lisa Thomson (University of Glasgow) , Youssra K. Al-Hilaly (University of Sussex; Mustansiriyah University) , James Doutch (ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source) , Sam Burholt (Diamond Light Source) , Louise C. Serpell (University of Sussex) , Robert J. Poole (University of Liverpool) , Dave J. Adams (University of Glasgow)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemical Communications , VOL 9

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2022

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Abstract: A functionalised dipeptide that self-assembles to form wormlike micelles at high pH can be treated as a surfactant. By varying salt concentration, the self-assembled structures and interactions between them change, resulting in solutions with very different shear and extensional viscosity. From these, gel noodles with different mechanical properties can be prepared.

Subject Areas: Materials, Chemistry

Instruments: DL-SAXS-Offline SAXS and Sample Environment Development

Added On: 05/09/2022 11:04


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Chemistry Materials Science

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Scattering Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)