Anne-Laure Fameau

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There is a growing interest for constructing supramolecular hollow tubes from amphiphilic molecules. Aqueous solutions of the ethanolamine salt of 12-hydroxystearic acid are known to form tubes of several tens of micrometers in length with a temperature-tunable diameter. However, the phase behavior of this system has not been fully studied. Herein, we(More)
The directed assembly of colloidal particles into linear chains and clusters is of fundamental and practical importance. In this study we characterize and analyse the mechanism of the magnetic field driven assembly of lipid-coated iron oxide nanoparticles into flexible microfilaments. Recently we showed that nanocapillary lipid binding can form a new class(More)
The fabrication of multifunctional materials with tunable structure and properties requires programmed binding of their building blocks. For example, particles organized in long-ranged structures by external fields can be bound permanently into stiff chains through electrostatic or van der Waals attraction, or into flexible chains through soft molecular(More)
Oil foams are composed of gas bubbles dispersed in an oil phase. These systems are scarcely studied despite their great potential in diverse fields such as the food and cosmetic industries. Contrary to aqueous foams, the production of oil foams is difficult to achieve due to the inefficiency of surfactant adsorption at oil-air interfaces. Herein, we report(More)
Remarkable properties have emerged recently for aqueous foams, including ultrastability and responsiveness. Responsive aqueous foams refer to foams for which the stability can be switched between stable and unstable states with a change in environment or with external stimuli. Responsive foams have been obtained from various foam stabilizers, such as(More)
Salt-free catanionic systems based on fatty acids exhibit a broad polymorphism by simply tuning the molar ratio between the two components. For fatty acid combined with organic amino counter-ions, very few data are available on the phase behavior obtained as a function of the molar ratio between the counter-ion and the fatty acid. We investigated the(More)
The ethanolamine salt of 12-hydroxy stearic acid is known to form tubes having a temperature tunable diameter. Here, we study the behavior of those tubes at the air/water interface by using Neutron Reflectivity. We observed that tubes indeed adsorbed at this interface below a fatty acid monolayer and exhibit the same temperature behavior as in bulk. There(More)
A mixture between 1% sodium myristate and guanidine hydrochloride at a molar ratio of 1 in water forms a gel of membranes below a phase transition of ca. 21 degrees C and a viscous limpid and isotropic solution above. As observed by both TEM and AFM, we report the formation of interconnected superstructures in that latter phase. Those assemblies exhibit a(More)
Fatty acids are surfactants of particular interest in the present context of green chemistry since they can be extracted from agricultural resources. Here we report on the formation of multilayer tubular structures made of ethanolamine salt of 12-hydroxy stearic acid [1-2]. By visual observations, we have demonstrated that these tube solutions produced(More)
Fatty acids can self-assemble under various shapes in the presence of amines or cationic components. We assemble and compare these types of self-assembly leading toward a catanionic system either with a cationic surfactant or with an amine component playing the role of counter-ion. First, we focus on the molar ratio as a key driving parameter. Known and yet(More)