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Oil-water curvature

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When it comes to emulsions and microemulsions; what does oil/water curvature mean?

What does it mean that microemulsions have high oil/water curvatures, while emulsions have small oil/water curvatures?
 
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Curvature is inversely proportional to radius (for a sphere, curvature [/itex]\kappa=2/R[itex]). Smaller spheres thus have larger curvature values.
 

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