The layer thickness of adsorbed nonionic surfactants: Comparison between electrokinetic and film thickness methods

M.A. Cohen Stuart, Th. van den Boomgaard, Sh.M. Zourab, J. Lyklema

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    22 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Layer thicknesses are studied of adsorbed nonionic surfactants (Synperonic NPE) by means of two different techniques. Electrokinetic measurements give a thickness which depends on the electrolyte concentration at which the experiment was done. At low electrolyte concentration a limiting value is reached, corresponding to the hydrodynamic layer thickness for a specific molecular weight. Liquid film measurements give a thickness which corresponds to the hydrodynamic layer thickness as well. Therefore, at low ionic strength, the "electrokinetic thickness" should be approximately equal to the "steric thickness." This is confirmed by the experimental results in this study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-172
    JournalColloids and Surfaces
    Volume9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1984

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The layer thickness of adsorbed nonionic surfactants: Comparison between electrokinetic and film thickness methods'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this