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Gennes, Pierre-Gilles de

Works: 184 works in 693 publications in 8 languages and 16,557 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Opponent, 956, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Commentator, Redactor, Illustrator, Composer, Contributor, Narrator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Inscriber
Classifications: QD381, 547.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
The physics of liquid crystals by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

79 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superconductivity of metals and alloys by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

63 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from the author's introductory course at the University of Orsay, Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys is a classic work that provides a basic knowledge of superconductivity for both experimentalists and theoreticians. The notes begin with an elementary discussion of magnetic properties of Type I and Type II superconductors. The microscopic theory is then built up in the Bogolubov language of self-consistent fields: this is powerful enough to cover the situations where the order parameter is modulated in space; it also retains some of the physical insight which we associate with one-particle wave functions. At this stage, the properties of alloys are systematically discussed in parallel with those of the pure metals. This text provides the classic, fundamental basis for any work in the field of superconductivity."--BOOK JACKET
Capillarity and wetting phenomena : drops, bubbles, pearls, waves by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of capillarity is in the midst of a veritable explosion. Hence the temptation to write a new book, aiming at an audience of students. What is offered here is not a comprehensive review of the latest research but rather a compendium of principles. How does one turn a hydrophilic surface into one that is hydrophobic, and vice versa? We will describe a few solutions. Some rely on chemical treatments, such as coating a surface with a molecular layer. Others are based on physics, for instance by controlling the roughness of a surface. We will also examine the dynamics of wetting. Drops that spread spontaneously do so at a rate that slows down with time. They can be tricked into covering large areas by spreading them suddenly. We will describe a few of the many facets of their dynamical properties. Special additives are required for water to foam. Foams are desirable in a shampoo but can be a nightmare in a dishwasher detergent. Antifoam agents have been developed and are well known, but how do they work? It is also possible to generate bubbles and foams without special additives, for example in pure and viscous liquids such as glycerin, molten glass, and polymers. As we will see, the laws of draining and bursting then turn out to be quite different from the conventional ones. This book will enable the reader to understand in simple terms such questions that affect every day life -- questions that also come up during in industry. The aim is to view systems that often prove quite complex in a way that isolates a particular physical phenomenon, often avoiding descriptions requiring advanced numerical techniques will oftentimes in favor of qualitative arguments. This strategy may at times jeopardize scientific rigor, but it makes it possible to grasp things efficiently and to invent novel situations
Scaling concepts in polymer physics by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi biao du gai nian wei zhu xian chan shu le gao fen zi de jing tai gou xiang, dong li xue he ji suan fang fa, ju ti nei rong bao gua : dan lian, gao fen zi rong ti, gao fen zi liang rong ye, bu xiang rong xing he fen ning, gao fen zi ning jiao, dan lian dong li xue, duo lian ti xi : hu xi mo shi, chan jie xiao ying, zi qia chang he wu gui xiang jin si, gao fen zi tong ji xue yu lin jie xian xiang zhi jian de guan xi, zhong zheng hua qun li lun jian jie
Fragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After he received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1991, students, schools, and science clubs throughout the French-speaking world invited Pierre-Gilles de Gennes to lecture about his work in science, about the work of a scientist, and about the role of science in the modern world. This absorbing and beautifully written book emerged from those lectures and from the lively discussions, probing questions, and spontaneous replies that followed
Introduction to polymer dynamics by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soft interfaces : the 1994 Dirac memorial lecture by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, died in 1984. Dirac's college, St John's of Cambridge, generously endowed annual lectures to be held at Cambridge University in his memory. This volume contains a much expanded version of the 1994 Dirac Lecture by Nobel Laureate Pierre Gilles de Gennes. The book presents an impressionistic tour of the physics of soft interfaces. Full of insight and interesting asides, it not only provides an accessible introduction to this topic, but also lays down many markers and signposts for interesting new research possibilities. The text begins with a brief discussion of wetting and dewetting and then goes on to consider the dynamics of different types of interface before considering adhesion and polymer/polymer welding
Giant molecules : here, and there, and everywhere-- by A. I︠U︡ Grosberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains an application polymer
Simple views on condensed matter by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple views on condensed matter by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

22 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of papers by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes - 1991 Nobel Prize winner in Physics - which have had a long-lasting impact on our understanding of condensed matter. Ideas on polymers, liquid crystals and interfaces are described. The author has added some afterthoughts to the main papers
Simple views on condensed matter by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a selection of important papers by P-G de Gennes (1991 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics) which have had a long-lasting impact on our understanding of condensed matter (solid state physics, liquid crystals, polymers, interfaces, wetting and adhesion). A typical example is the original article on "reptation" of polymer chains. The author has added some "afterthoughts" to the main papers (explaining their successes or weaknesses), and some current views on each special problem. Complex systems (polymers or granular matters, etc) are explained without heavy calculations - using s
Mécanique quantique by Albert Messiah( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah, Albert: Quantenmechanik. Band 1
Les Objets fragiles by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nés d'une série de rencontres entre P.-G. de Gennes, des élèves et des étudiants, ces entretiens qui portaient sur la matière molle (des matières plastiques aux bulles de savon) ont largement débordé sur l'innovation, l'éducation et les grands choix futurs
The physics of phase transitions : concepts and applications by Pierre Papon( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes developments in the states of matter physics, in particular in the domain of nanomaterials and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. This book deals with various classes of phase transitions in fluids and solids. It is intended for graduate studentsin physics and engineering and also for scientists
L'Ordre du chaos( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livre né du regroupement d'une quinzaine d'articles déjà parus dans la revue ##Pour la science##
Ce que disent les fluides : la science des écoulements en images by Etienne Guyon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initiation à la physique des fluides illustrée de photos surprenantes. Permet de découvrir tourbillons, houle, turbulence, dunes, mascarets, etc
Sables, poudres et grains : introduction à la physique des milieux granulaires by Jacques Duran( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.G. de Gennes' impact on science by Derek Curtis Bok( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication, in two volumes, is devoted to the scientific impact of the work of Nobel Laureate, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. It covers the important fields for which de Gennes was renowned : solid state (magnetism and superconductivity), macroscopic random media and percolation, supersolids, liquid crystals, polymers, adhesion and friction, and biophysics. The book brings together internationally renowned experts to contribute their perspectives on the significance of de Gennes' works. They have each selected a definitive paper, which gives the state of the field at the time the paper was published, highlights the paper's importance and provides an analysis of the development of the field right up to the modern day. The insightful perspectives of these scientists make the book both unique and intriguing
A supplementary collection of invited papers in honour of Professor Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes : gentleman physicien by Laurence Plévert( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une biographie du Prix Nobel de physique de 1991, établie après de longues heures d'entretiens, peu avant sa mort en mai 2007
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The physics of liquid crystals
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De Gennes, P. G.

de Gennes, P. G. (Pierre-Gilles)

De Gennes, Pierre-Gilles.

De Gennes, Pierre-Gilles 1932-2007

DeGennes, Pierre-Gilles 1932-2007

Gennes, P. G. de.

Gennes, P. G. de 1932-2007

Gennes, P. G. de (Pierre Gilles)

Gennes, P. G. de (Pierre Gilles), 1932-2007

Gennes, Pierre-G. de

Gennes, Pierre-G. de 1932-2007

Gennes, Pierre G. de (Pierre-Gilles de)

Gennes, Pierre-Gilles de

Gennes, Pierre Gilles de 1932-2007

Gilles de Gennes

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes fisico francese

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes fizyk francuski, noblista

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Frans natuurkundige (1932-2007)

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes französischer Physiker

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes French Physicist

Žen, P. de.

Žen, P. de 1932-2007

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Де Жен, П. (Пьер-Жиль)

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Жен, П. де (Пьер-Жиль)

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Superconductivity of metals and alloysCapillarity and wetting phenomena : drops, bubbles, pearls, wavesScaling concepts in polymer physicsFragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discoveryIntroduction to polymer dynamicsSoft interfaces : the 1994 Dirac memorial lectureGiant molecules : here, and there, and everywhere--Simple views on condensed matter