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Soft matter : the stuff that dreams are made of

Author: Roberto Piazza
Publisher: Dordrecht : Copernicus Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From toys to trainers, the world would be very different without plastic. From paint to toothpaste, what would we do without colloids? This fascinating exploration reveals what these materials have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Piazza, Roberto.
Soft matter.
Dordrecht : Copernicus Books, 2011
(DLC) 2011921124
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Piazza
ISBN: 9789400705852 9400705859
OCLC Number: 719363290
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 279 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Foreword Preface to the English edition 1 Overture: a special day 2 A life in suspense 2.1 A big cast of little characters 2.2 When it pays to be superficial 2.3 Colloidal Waterage, an award-winning firm 2.4 Rock and roll in suspense 2.5 Osmosis, the breath of a dispersed world 2.6 Colloidal Lego, matter made to measure 2.7 Softness without limit: fractal aggregates 2.8 Concrete: united by charge 2.9 Particles spreading waves: colloidal light and colors 2.10 A very particular particulate ink 2.11 Flying colloids: deceptive beauty of the aerosols 3 Freedom in chains 3.1 Long and disordered queues 3.2 A tale of cross-links and double-crosses 3.3 Necklaces for all tastes 3.4 Plastics: false solids with a biddable disposition 3.5 Snake dance 3.6 Entropy: disorder or freedom? 3.7 Elastic by chance 3.8 The secret of Mister Fantastic 3.9 Panta rei 3.10 Nightmares for Indiana Jones 3.11 Charged polymers: polyelectrolytes 4 Double-faced Janus molecules 4.1 Striding on water: the physics of Jesus bugs 4.2 Surfactants, a split personality 4.3 Soap bubbles: a paradise for kids and math nerds 4.4 Micelles, when surfactants find peace 4.5 As white as can be: the science of cleaning 4.6 A large and varied family 4.7 Questions of shape 4.8 A mischievous break: watch the label! 4.9 Small but mighty emulsions 4.10 Black gold 5 Nanoarchitecture 5.1 Kepler, Bernal, and your greengrocer 5.2 Colloidal crystals: ordered by entropy 5.3 Glasses and gels, when hate and love yield similar results 5.4 The world is not (just) a ball 5.5 Sand castles and shifting sands 6 Dreamtime 6.1 Concludo, ergo sum 6.2 Proteins, a matter of molecular origami 6.3 Little chemists 6.4 Truck drivers and intelligence 6.5 Freemen of Flatland 6.6 Yard workers 6.7 Body builders 6.8 A (protein-rich) lunch break 6.9 Artificial respiration 6.10 The Chieftain and his Shaman 6.10.1 The secret of simplicity 6.10.2 Message in a bottle 6.10.3 Double helices and strategies to pull them apart 6.10.4 The great contortionist 6.10.5 The queen bee and her workers 6.10.6 From Gladstone Gander to Donald Duck 6.10.7 The factory of dreams 6.10.8 Inner secrets of the Chieftain 6.10.9 Time dust or stardust? 6.11 Back to the future Weird words: soft matter from A to Z Index of common things (or almost so)
Other Titles: Materia dei sogni.
Responsibility: Roberto Piazza.

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