# Statistical mechanics of microemulsions: Droplet phases and macroscopic interfaces

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In mixtures of water, oil, and surfactant, a microemulsion phase with a bicontinuous microstructure may coexist with water and oil excess phases. A common theoretical description of microemulsion properties is based on the energy of the curved bending elastic interface. The aim of the article in...

- Reply to â€œComment on â€˜The effect of the charge density of microemulsion droplets on the bending elasticity of their amphiphilic filmâ€™ â€ [J. Chem. Phys. 117, 4077 (2002)]. Farago, B.; Gradzielski, M. // Journal of Chemical Physics;8/22/2002, Vol. 117 Issue 8, p4079
We show that the criticism as expressed by Lisy is irrelevant. The formalism he developed is identical to the one we used and the only term in which we differ is a matter of choice of reference system. In any case he completely misses the main point of the paper with respect to the physics of...

- Comment on â€œThe effect of the charge density of microemulsion droplets on the bending elasticity of their amphiphilic filmâ€ [J. Chem. Phys. 114, 10105 (2001)]. Lisy, V. // Journal of Chemical Physics;8/22/2002, Vol. 117 Issue 8, p4077
It is shown that the work by Farago and Gradzielski [J. Chem. Phys. 114, 10105 (2001)] is based on incorrect expressions for the scattering functions, contains a number of other serious defects, and should be revised. Â© 2002 American Institute of Physics.

- Statistical mechanics of rubber elasticity. Altenberger, Andrzej R.; Dahler, John S. // Journal of Chemical Physics;3/1/1990, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p3100
A new, statistical mechanical theory is proposed for the elasticity of rubber-like materials. Deficiencies and contradictions of the traditional approach to the problem are pointed out. It is shown that anharmonic interactions are important to the successful modeling of the non-Gaussian behavior...

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- Scaling of the interfacial tension of microemulsions: A phenomenological description. Leitão, H.; Somoza, A. M.; Telo da Gama, M. M.; Sottmann, T.; Strey, R. // Journal of Chemical Physics;8/15/1996, Vol. 105 Issue 7, p2875
Recent experiments revealed a striking scaling behavior of the low and ultralow interfacial tension of microemulsions. A description of this behavior based on the Helfrich elastic free energy, which is symmetric in the principal curvatures c[SUB1] and c[SUB2], appears to be inconsistent. We show...

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We have developed a new statistical mechanical theory for wormlike chains and elastic rods which will account for deformations of bending, twisting, shear, and axial extension/stretching. We have derived a Fokkerâ€“Planck equation for Greenâ€™s function. We have also obtained an exact...

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We study random tiling models in the limit of high rotational symmetry. In this limit a mean-field theory yields reasonable predictions for the configurational entropy of free boundary rhombus tilings in two dimensions. We base our mean-field theory on an iterative tiling construction inspired...

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A framework is proposed in which certain well-known concepts of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics can be used and applied to characterize structural systems of interconnected Timoshenko beam elements. We first make the assimilation to a network of nodes linked by potential energy...