ABSTRACT

Amphiphilic molecules (surfactants) are composed of two different parts: hydrophobic tail and hydrophilic head [1–4]. Due to their chemical structure they self-assemble into internal surfaces in water solutions or in mixtures of oil and water, where the tails are separated from the water solvent. These surfaces can form closed spherical or cylindrical micelles or bicontinuous phases [3,5]. In the latter case a single surface extends over the volume of the system and divides it into separated and mutually interwoven subvolumes.