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L Q(A-t) c) boundary. All the intensities are corrected for background. In Figs. 3b d, the circles are experimental data and solid lines are theoretical fits using Eqs. (15) and (29) in Eq. (1) plus an incoherent background. These show a good agreement of theory with the experimental data. isted in Table I. Figure 5A shows the trend of the parameters a, b, and c as a function of volume fi-action of the surfactant. As the surfaetant volume fraction increases a and c increase rapidly while b increases slowly.
The forces are similar to those observed before addition of SDS (data not shown). A very weak electrostatic double-layer force dominates the interaction at large separations, demonstrating a nearly perfect match between the surface charge and the charges in the polyelectrolyte layer. From a separation of about 150 A an attractive force causes the surfaces to jump inwards to a separation of about 40 A. This force is most likely due to bridging. The normalized pull-off force measured upon separation is about 1 mN/m.
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