Spontaneous self-assembly process for threadlike micelles.

  title={Spontaneous self-assembly process for threadlike micelles.},
  author={Noriyoshi Arai and Kenji Yasuoka and Yuichi Masubuchi},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={126 24},
More than 100 micros dissipative particle dynamics simulations were carried out to investigate the spontaneous formation process of threadlike micelles from the random configuration for surfactant molecules. Stable spherical micelles were formed during the earlier stage. These spherical micelles fused to each other and grew into rodlike and threadlike micelles during the later stage. The length and radius of a micelle were estimated by tracing the backbone positions and the distance between the… CONTINUE READING