Factors controlling the stability of a kinetically hindered lamellar-lamellar transition.


We show that we can manipulate the stability of a metastable gel phase, either to enhance its transitory nature or to "lock" it in. Using simple additives such as salt and fatty alcohol we were able to examine both the long-range effect, acting between charged bilayers, and short-range effects on the metastability. We found that the addition of salt to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jp807998d

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