Structure and Dynamics of Strongly Interacting Colloids and Supramolecular Aggregates in Solution / Edition 1by Sow-Hsin Chen
Pub. Date: 05/01/1992
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
During the last decade, various powerful experimental tools have been developed, such as small angle X-ray and neutron scattering, X-ray and neutron reflection from interfaces, neutron spin-echo spectroscopy and quasi-elastic multiple light scattering and large scale computer simulations. Due to the rapid progress brought about by these techniques, one witnesses a… See more details below
During the last decade, various powerful experimental tools have been developed, such as small angle X-ray and neutron scattering, X-ray and neutron reflection from interfaces, neutron spin-echo spectroscopy and quasi-elastic multiple light scattering and large scale computer simulations. Due to the rapid progress brought about by these techniques, one witnesses a resurgence of interest in the physicochemical properties of colloids, surfactants and macromolecules in solution. Although these disciplines have a long history, they are at present rapidly transforming into a new, interdisciplinary research area generally known as complex liquids or soft condensed matter physics: names that reflect the considerable involvement of the chemical and condensed matter physicists. This book is based on lectures given at a NATO ASI held in the summer of 1991 and discusses these new developments, both in theory and experiment. It constitutes the most up-to-date and comprehensive summary of the entire field.
Table of Contentsto the physics of complex “fluids”.- Some aspects of the statistical mechanics of concentrated colloidal suspensions.- The structure and dynamics of strongly interacting charged colloidal liquids.- Disorder-to-order phase transitions in concentrated colloidal dispersions.- Polymer dynamics.- Video microscopy of charge-stabilized colloidal suspensions.- Structure and thermodynamics of charged colloids.- A study of polymer-colloid interaction by light scattering.- Kinetics of phase transitions in two dimensional systems with competing interactions.- Interpretation of dynamical properties of polymeric cluster solutions.- On the difference between weakly structured mixtures and microemulsions.- Microemulsions: an ensemble of fluctuating interfaces.- Lattice models of amphiphilic assembly.- Low interfacial tensions in microemulsion systems.- Fluid membranes in the water/NaCl - AOT system: a study combining small-angle neutron scattering, electron microscopy and NMR self diffusion.- Shape and size fluctuation of microemulsion droplets.- Experimental and theoretical studies of critical phenomena in solutions of supramolecular aggregates: Micelles and microemulsions.- Experimental and theoretical studies of dense percolating microemulsions.- Structural relaxation in dense microemulsions.- Structural evolution and transition of a three component dense microemulsion system.- Self-assembly and self-organization in micellar liquid crystals.- Transient and static SANS and optical birefringence by alignment of micelles in a shear flow and in electric and magnetic fields.- Rheology of viscoelastic micellar solutions.- Computer simulation of micelles in aqueous solution.- Computer simulations of surfactants at a liquid/liquid interface.- Small angle neutron scattering from systems of interacting particles. Modelling high density micellar fluids.- Static and dynamic electric birefringence in model colloidal dispersions of intrinsically anisotropic particles.- Phase behavior of aqueous mixtures of anionic and cationic surfactants along a dilution path.- Composition fluctuations and phase diagrams for ternary mixtures.- Synchrotron X-ray and cold neutron studies of amphiphilic monolayer structures.- The structure of surfactant monolayers determined by the neutron reflection technique.- to small angle neutron scattering applied to colloidal science.- Theory of scattering from bicontinuous structures.- Magnetism of thin film multilayers: an analogue of interacting platelets.- High resolution small angle X-ray scattering of colloids.- Principles and applications of diffusing-wave spectroscopy.- Colloidal crystals made of anisotropic spherical particles: a quasielastic light scattering study.- Colloidal aggregation in the intermediate regimes.- Dynamic structure factor of strongly interacting charged colloids measured without multiple scattering errors.- Broad distribution of relaxation times in dense homogeneous diblock copolymers.- Interaction of colloidal particles with critical liquid mixtures.- The study of binary colloidal mixtures by neutron scattering.- Percolation phenomenon in microemulsions: the temperature effect.- Static electrical conductivity at the droplet-lamella phase transition of a water-in-oil microemulsion.- Bulk and interfacial properties of amphiphilic systems: a Ginzburg-Landau approach.- Dynamic light scattering by aqueous solutions of rod-like FD-virus particles.- On the universal nature of the nematic-to-isotropic transition in solutions of discotic micelles.- The evolution of a scattering peak in a semidilute three component microemulsion.- Effect of formamide on microemulsions.- Author index.
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