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Transmission Measurements as Tool to Study Phase Transitions of Liquid Mixtures
2014 (English)In: Tenside Surfactants Detergents, ISSN 0932-3414, Vol. 51, no 1, 17-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present a quantitative method to determine the phase transition temperatures between one-phase and two-phase regions of multi-component liquid mixtures via temperature-dependent transmission measurements with an UV/Vis spectrometer. The method is based on the fact that multi-phase samples are turbid, while one-phase samples are transparent. We describe the method in detail and discuss the choice of the experimental parameters (wavelength, sample layer thickness), a suitable temperature program as well as the data analysis. We prove the validity of our method by measuring the phase diagrams of two model systems, namely a liquid and a gelled nnicroemulsion. The results are in good agreement with those obtained with the conventional visual method used for phase studies.

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2014. Vol. 51, no 1, 17-25 p.
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Phase boundaries, phase transition temperature, turbidity, transmission measurements, Microemulsions
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144573DOI: 10.3139/113.110281ISI: 000332917800005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893969148OAI: diva2:713932

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Available from: 2014-04-24 Created: 2014-04-24 Last updated: 2014-04-24Bibliographically approved

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