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Dynamic Light Scattering: Reverse Micelle Size Dependence on Water Content

By: Scott Holdren Abstract             Dynamic light scattering is used to measure the size of a reverse micelle by determining the diffusion coefficient and average intensity of scattered light of various solutions. These solutions are made using the surfactant Triton X-100 in cyclohexane and varying amounts of water. As more water is added, the size of the reverse micelle increases which increases the scattering of the light from the laser. For the various solutions made, the diameter of the micelle […]