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Witten, T. (Thomas A.)

Works: 7 works in 41 publications in 2 languages and 1,589 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by T Witten
Structured fluids : polymers, colloids, surfactants by T Witten( )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last thirty years, the study of liquids containing polymers, surfactants, or colloidal particles has developed from a loose assembly of facts into a coherent discipline with substantial predictive power. These liquids expand our conception of what condensed matter can do. Such structured-fluid phenomena dominate the physical environment within living cells. This book teaches one how to think of these fluids from a unified point of view, showing the far-reaching effects of thermal fluctuations in producing forces and motions. Keeping mathematics to a minimum, the book seeks the simplest explanations that account for the distinctive scaling properties of these fluids. An example is the growth of viscosity of a polymer solution as the cube of the molecular weight of the constituent polymers. Another is the hydrodynamic radius of a colloidal aggregate, which remains comparable to its geometrical radius even though the density of particles in the aggregate becomes arbitrarily small. The book aims for simplicity, unity and depth not found in previous treatments and includes numerous figures, tables and problems. It will therefore be an ideal textbook for teaching undergraduates in physical science how to understand soft matter, but will also be of interest to industrial scientists, who want to gain a broader understanding of soft matter systems."--Jacket
Soft interfaces : École de Physique des Houches : session XCVIII, 2-27 July 2012 by Haute-Savoie, France) Ecole d'été de physique théorique (Les Houches( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an introduction to interfacial phenomena. It collects the lecture notes from a one month Summer school in Les Houches. The courses and the notes are intended to be especially useful for master and PhD students as well as young researchers
SOFT INTERFACES : lecture notes of the les houches summer school by Lydéric Bocquet( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the distinctive and useful phenomena of soft matter come from its interaction with interfaces. Examples are the peeling of a strip of adhesive tape or the coating of a surface or the curling of a fibre via capillary forces or the electrically driven ow along a microchannel, or the collapse of a porous sponge. These interfacial phenomena are distinct from the intrinsic behaviour of a soft material like a gel or a microemulsion. Yet many forms of interfacial phenomena can be understood via common principles valid for many forms of soft matter. Our goal in organizing this school was to give students a grasp of these common principles and their many ramifications and possibilities
Sofuto matā butsurigaku by T Witten( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex Fluids by EB Sirota( )

3 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crumpling a thin sheet by Rutherford W Witthus( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Munkacsy's Christ on Calvary by T Witten( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.16 for Structured ... to 0.94 for Sofuto mat ...)

Structured fluids : polymers, colloids, surfactants
Alternative Names
Thomas Witten Amerikaans natuurkundige

Thomas Witten physicien américain

Thomas Witten Researcher

Thomas Witten US-amerikanischer Physiker

Witten, T.

Witten, Thomas A.