"Based on the plenary and invited lectures presented at the International Symposium on Micelles, Microemulsions, and Monolayers. Reviews the progress achieved in the last 25 years and describes new directions for research on micellar, microemulsion, and monolayer systems and their technological potential."
". . .a current well-organized, well-written, and . . .comprehensive overview of current understanding and applications of micelles, microemulsions, and monolayers. . ..a worthwhile addition to the colloid and surface chemists' technical library. "
---Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
Micelles, microemulsions and monolayers - quarter century progress at the University of Florida. Part 1 Micelles: quarter century progress and new horizons in micelles; recent advances in aqueous surfactant phase science - coexistence relationships of the sponge phase; surfactant self-assembly structures at interfaces, in polymer solutions and in bulk - micellar size and connectivity; surface-induced structural and depletion forces in thin micellar films - an overview; structure and design of abnormally long thread-like micelles and their relation to vesicles and liquid crystals. Part 2 Microemulsions: quarter century progress and new horizons in microemulsions; new developments in polymerization in bicontinuous microemulsions; application of microemulsions in soil remediation; the importance of surfactant hydrophobe structure in microemulsion formulation; the role of surfactants in enhanced oil recovery; nanosized particles - self assemblies, control of size and shape; microemulsions as tunable media for diverse applications; double emulsions stabilized by macromolecular surfactants; interparticle forces from SANS measurements of frozen dispersions. Part 3 Monolayer: phase transitions in lipid monolayers at the air-water interface; surfactant monolayers in relation to foam breaking by particles; dynamic adsorption and tension of spread or adsorbed monolayers at the air/water interface; what x-rays tell us about Langmuir monolayers; inorganic extended lattice Langmuir-Blodgett films; formation and control of unit aggregates of squaraines and related compounds in Langmuir-Blodgett films; protein and molecular assembly monolayer and multilayer film studies with scanning probe microscopy; self-assembled amphiphiles on surface - surface rheology; supra-biomolecular architectures at functionalized surfaces; Langmuir-Blodgett films of condensation polymers; Langmuir-Blodgett films as alignment layers for nematic liquid crystal displays; dye-sensitized solar cells based on redox active monolayers adsorbed on nanocrystalline oxide semiconductor films.