Structural modification of water in the confined layer of a lamellar liquid crystal

Baker, J.M. and Dore, John C. and Seddon, J.M. and Soper, A.K. (1996) Structural modification of water in the confined layer of a lamellar liquid crystal. Chemical Physics Letters, 256 (6). pp. 649-652. ISSN 0009-2614. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Neutron diffraction measurements have been made on water confined in the lamellar phase (L(alpha)) of the amphiphile tetraethylene glycol n-dodecyl ether (C(12)E(4)) Using a first-order difference procedure, the structure factor for a planar water layer of 58 Angstrom thickness confined between surfactant sheets has been obtained. Comparison with bulk water at the same temperature shows that there is enhanced hydrogen-bonding in the water layer and modification of the inter-molecular structure over the intermediate range (2.5-8 Angstrom). These results suggest that the connectivity of the H-bonded network is influenced by the geometrical confinement imposed by the surfactant interface.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 16 May 2009 21:32
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 14:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18795 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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