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Soft matter physics

Author: M Doi
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Soft matter (polymers, colloids, surfactants and liquid crystals) are an important class of materials in modern technology. They also form the basis of many future technologies, for example in medical and environmental applications. Soft matter shows complex behaviour between fluids and solids, and used to be a synonym of complex materials. Due to the developments of the past two decades, soft condensed matter can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Doi
ISBN: 9780199652952 0199652953
OCLC Number: 1156784427
Description: xi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: What is soft matter? --
Soft matter solutions --
Elastic soft matter --
Surfaces and surfactants --
Liquid crystals --
Brownian motion and thermal fluctuations --
Variational principle in soft matter dynamics --
Diffusion and permeation in soft matter --
Flow and deformation of soft matter --
Ionic soft matter.
Responsibility: Masao Doi (Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo ; Director of the Center of Soft Matter Physics and its Applications, Beihang University).

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"Soft matter (polymers, colloids, surfactants and liquid crystals) are an important class of materials in modern technology. They also form the basis of many future technologies, for example in medical and environmental applications. Soft matter shows complex behaviour between fluids and solids, and used to be a synonym of complex materials. Due to the developments of the past two decades, soft condensed matter can now be discussed on the same sound physical basis as solid condensed matter. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of soft matter for undergraduate and graduate students in physics and materials science. The book provides an introduction to soft matter (what it is, and what are the characteristics of such materials), and also provides the reader with the physical basis for understanding and discussing such characteristics in more detail. Many basic concepts, which are required in advanced courses of condensed matter physics, such as coarse graining, scaling, phase separation, order-disorder transition, Brownian motion, and fluctuation-dissipation theorem, are explained in detail with various forms of soft matter used as examples" -- Provided by publisher.

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