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P.G. de Gennes' impact on science. / Volume II, Soft matter and biophysics

Author: Julien Bok; Jacques Prost; Françoise Brochard-Wyart
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2009.
Series: Series on directions in condensed matter physics, v. 19.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes; Pierre-Gilles de Gennes; Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julien Bok; Jacques Prost; Françoise Brochard-Wyart
ISBN: 9789814280648 981428064X
OCLC Number: 612404838
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 164 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: The n = 0 discovery / Thomas A. Witten --
Exponents for the excluded volume problem as derived by the Wilson method / P.G. de Gennes --
Dynamics of entangled polymers : the three key ideas / Michael Rubinstein --
Reptation of a polymer chain in a presence of fixed obstacles / P.G. de Gennes --
Reptation of stars / P.G. de Gennes --
Polyelectrolytes : the de Gennes legacy / Philip Pincus and Omar A. Saleh --
Remarks on polyelectrolyte conformation / P.G. de Gennes ... [et al.] --
Polymers in confined geometries / Karine Guevorkian and Francoise Brochard-Wyart --
Dynamics of confined polymers chains / F. Brochard and P.G. de Gennes --
Passive entry of a DNA molecule into a small pore / Pierre-Gilles de Gennes --
Adhesion and friction / Hugh Brown --
Rubber-rubber adhesion with connector molecules / E. Raphaël and P.G. de Gennes --
Adhesion promoters / F. Brochard-Wyart ... [et al.] --
An approach to cell adhesion inspired from polymer physics / Pierre Nassoy --
Unbinding of adhesive vesicles / Francoise Brochard-Wyart and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes --
Spreading made a splash / Lydéric Bocquet --
Dynamique d'étalement d'une goutte / Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, C.R. Acad.
Series Title: Series on directions in condensed matter physics, v. 19.
Responsibility: editors, Julien Bok, Jacques Prost, Françoise Brochard-Wyart.

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