Soft Condensed Matter

Soft Condensed Matter

by Richard A. L. Jones
ISBN-10:
0198505906
ISBN-13:
9780198505907
Pub. Date:
08/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Overview

Soft Condensed Matter

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: 9780198505907
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Series: Oxford Master Series in Physics Series
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and overview
2. Forces, energies, and timescales in condensed matter
3. Phase transitions
4. Colloidal dispersions
5. Polymers
6. Gelation
7. Molecular order in soft condensed matter— liquid crystallinity
8. Molecular order in soft condensed matter— crystallinity in polymers
9. Supramolecular self-assembly in soft condensed matter
10. Soft matter in nature
A. Some results from statistical mechanics
B. The distribution function of an ideal random walk
C. Answers to selected problems
Bibliography
Index

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