QUOKKA Rheo-SANS of self-assembling complex fluids

  • Tabor, Rico (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Kelleppan, Veena (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McCoy, Thomas Malcolm (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

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Project Description

In this work, we will explore the behaviour under shear of a series of betaine surfactants that are known to form wormlike micellar solutions. This will be achieved by preparing various aqueous solutions of a specially formulated series of these zwitterionic surfactant molecules, and measuring the structural and rheological properties as a function of concentration, temperature and shear rate. This study, which aims to expand on recent work conducted on QUOKKA and KOOKABURRA, will use coupled rheology and rheo-SANS data to correlate the bulk rheological information to the molecular arrangement, nanostructure and self-assembly conditions within systems.
Effective start/end date4/12/169/12/16