I for my part have never known an Irregular who was not also what Nature evidently intended him to be– … up to the limits of his power, a perpetrator of all manner of mischief.
From Abbott’s Flatland
8.1a What Is Self-assembly and What Are Association Colloids?
In the last chapter we examined the tendency of surfactant molecules in aqueous solutions to adsorb at a surface in the form of a monolayer. In this chapter we continue to study surfactant solutions, this time considering a few of the many possible modes of organization they can adopt within a bulk phase. This process of organization is thermodynamically driven and is spontaneous, as in the case of Langmuir ...