Soft Condensed Matter / Edition 1

Soft Condensed Matter / Edition 1

by Richard A.L. Jones
     
 


Probably one of the most fashionable areas in the physical sciences today, Soft Condensed Matter provides an excellent introduction to the topic, and includes colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, and amphiphiles. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics, chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering.See more details below

Overview


Probably one of the most fashionable areas in the physical sciences today, Soft Condensed Matter provides an excellent introduction to the topic, and includes colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, and amphiphiles. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics, chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198505891
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Oxford Master Series in Physics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction and overview1
2Forces, energies, and timescales in condensed matter5
3Phase transitions25
4Colloidal dispersions49
5Polymers73
6Gelation95
7Molecular order in soft condensed matter - liquid crystallinity104
8Molecular order in soft condensed matter - crystallinity in polymers129
9Supramolecular self-assembly in soft condensed matter136
10Soft matter in nature159
ASome results from statistical mechanics178
BThe distribution function of an ideal random walk182
C: Answers to selected problems185
Bibliography189
Index193

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