Fluids Colloids and Soft Materials

Author: Alberto Fernandez-Nieves
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119220521
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This book presents a compilation of self-contained chapters covering a wide range of topics within the broad field of soft condensed matter. Each chapter starts with basic definitions to bring the reader up-to-date on the topic at hand, describing how to use fluid flows to generate soft materials of high value either for applications or for basic research. Coverage includes topics related to colloidal suspensions and soft materials and how they differ in behavior, along with a roadmap for researchers on how to use soft materials to study relevant physics questions related to geometrical frustration.

Introduction to Soft Matter

Author: Ian W. Hamley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118681428
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an introduction to this exciting and relatively new subject with chapters covering natural and synthetic polymers, colloids, surfactants and liquid crystals highlighting the many and varied applications of these materials. Written by an expert in the field, this book will be an essential reference for people working in both industry and academia and will aid in understanding of this increasingly popular topic. Contains a new chapter on biological soft matter Newly edited and updated chapters including updated coverage of recent aspects of polymer science. Contain problems at the end of each chapter to facilitate understanding

The Oxford Handbook of Soft Condensed Matter

Author: Eugene Michael Terentjev
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199667926
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This handbook will provide the reader with a profound introduction to the key subjects comprising the relatively new topic of Soft Condensed Matter. It will provide students and researchers with an authoritative overview of the field, identify key principles at play, and the most prominent ways of further development.

Plasmonics

Author: Stefan Enoch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364228079X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book deals with all aspects of plasmonics, basics, applications and advanced developments. Plasmonics is an emerging field of research dedicated to the resonant interaction of light with metals. The light/matter interaction is strongly enhanced at a nanometer scale which sparks a keen interest of a wide scientific community and offers promising applications in pharmacology, solar energy, nanocircuitry or also light sources. The major breakthroughs of this field of research originate from the recent advances in nanotechnology, imaging and numerical modelling. The book is divided into three main parts: extended surface plasmons polaritons propagating on metallic surfaces, surface plasmons localized on metallic particles, imaging and nanofabrication techniques. The reader will find in the book: Principles and recent advances of plasmonics, a complete description of the physics of surface plasmons, a historical survey with emphasize on the emblematic topic of Wood's anomaly, an overview of modern applications of molecular plasmonics and an extensive description of imaging and fabrications techniques.

Scanning Probe Microscopy of Soft Matter

Author: Vladimir V. Tsukruk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527639969
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Well-structured and adopting a pedagogical approach, this self-contained monograph covers the fundamentals of scanning probe microscopy, showing how to use the techniques for investigating physical and chemical properties on the nanoscale and how they can be used for a wide range of soft materials. It concludes with a section on the latest techniques in nanomanipulation and patterning. This first book to focus on the applications is a must-have for both newcomers and established researchers using scanning probe microscopy in soft matter research. From the contents: * Atomic Force Microscopy and Other Advanced Imaging Modes * Probing of Mechanical, Thermal Chemical and Electrical Properties * Amorphous, Poorly Ordered and Organized Polymeric Materials * Langmuir-Blodgett and Layer-by-Layer Structures * Multi-Component Polymer Systems and Fibers * Colloids and Microcapsules * Biomaterials and Biological Structures * Nanolithography with Intrusive AFM Tipand Dip-Pen Nanolithography * Microcantilever-Based Sensors

Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128098945
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Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry summarizes current, fundamental knowledge of interfacial chemistry, bringing readers the latest developments. As the chemical and physical properties and processes at solid and liquid interfaces are the scientific basis of so many technologies which enhance our lives and create new opportunities, its important to highlight how these technologies enable the design and optimization of functional materials for heterogeneous and electro-catalysts in food production, pollution control, energy conversion and storage, medical applications requiring biocompatibility, drug delivery, and more. This book provides an interdisciplinary view that lies at the intersection of these three related fields. Presents fundamental knowledge of interfacial chemistry, surface science and electrochemistry and provides cutting-edge research from academics and practitioners across various fields and global regions

Introduction to Soft Matter

Author: Ian W. Hamley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118681428
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an introduction to this exciting and relatively new subject with chapters covering natural and synthetic polymers, colloids, surfactants and liquid crystals highlighting the many and varied applications of these materials. Written by an expert in the field, this book will be an essential reference for people working in both industry and academia and will aid in understanding of this increasingly popular topic. Contains a new chapter on biological soft matter Newly edited and updated chapters including updated coverage of recent aspects of polymer science. Contain problems at the end of each chapter to facilitate understanding

Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena

Author: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387216561
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The study of capillarity is in the midst of a veritable explosion. What is offered here is not a comprehensive review of the latest research but rather a compendium of principles designed for the undergraduate student and for readers interested in the physics underlying these phenomena.

Soft Matter Colloidal order entropic and surface forces

Author: Gerhard Gompper
Publisher: Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh
ISBN: 9783527313709
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Soft matter characterizes a large class of materials displaying strong interactions between their building blocks within the same molecule, but weak interactions between different molecules. This comprehensive third volume in the series treats the underlying principles, concepts and the phenomena of polymers and colloids, including entropic attraction and ordering, inhomogeneous rod and platelet fluids, patterned substrates, and melting in two-dimensional colloid systems. With contributions by top scientists from all over the world and aimed at both graduate students and researchers in academia and industry, this is an introduction to the field as well as a concise reference for those already working in it.

Rheophysics

Author: Philippe Coussot
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319061488
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents a unified view of the physicochemical origin of the mechanical behaviour of gases, simple solids and liquids, suspensions, polymers, emulsions, foams, and granular materials, along with techniques for measuring that behaviour. Besides molecular materials in all their classical gaseous, solid, or liquid states, we deal daily with a number of other materials made of coarser elements such as polymers, cells, grains, bubbles, and droplets. They take on the familiar appearance of paints, inks, cements, muds, foams, emulsions, toothpastes, gels, etc. These materials exhibit complex structures and sometimes amazing types of mechanical behaviour, often intermediate between those of a simple liquid and a simple solid. From a practical standpoint, the aim is to analyze their internal evolution (aging, restructuring, phase separation, etc.), then to formulate these materials in accordance with the desired properties, and thereby devise new materials. With that aim in mind, it is crucial to understand how these materials deform or flow, depending on the interactions and structures formed by the elements they contain. This book is intended for students as well as more advanced researchers in mechanics, physics, chemistry, and biology. The mathematical formalism is reduced in order to focus on physical explanations.