Study of synergistic interactions between SiO2 nanoparticles and CTAB in the presence of NaCl: relationships with the formation and stabilization of hexadecane-in-water emulsions

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The synergistic interactions between silica (SiO2) nanoparticles and a surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) on the shear viscoelastic properties of the hexadecane-water (H/W) interfacial films as well as the formation and stability of emulsions were investigated. [...]