J. Phys. II France
Volume 2, Numéro 9, September 1992
Page(s) 1677 - 1681
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1992227
J. Phys. II France 2 (1992) 1677-1681

Mesoscopic structure of polymer mediated microemulsion networks

D. Vollmer, U. Hofmeier and H.-F. Eicke

Universität Basel, Klingelbergstr. 80, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

(Received 9 July 1992, accepted in final form 15 July 1992)

Water in oil microemulsions containing block-copoly(oxyethylene/isoprene/oxy-ethylene) are investigated by freeze fracture electron microscopy. Contrary to pure microemulsions, where the droplets are irregularly arranged, they are closed packed in these systems and show medium range order. This feature makes polymer containing microemulsions an interesting system to study disorder to order transitions, as it combines typical features of colloidal particle and block-copolymer systems.

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