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.

Self Assembly

Author: Ramanathan Nagarajan
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 1119001366
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An introduction to the state-of-the-art of the diverse self-assembly systems Self-Assembly: From Surfactants to Nanoparticles provides an effective entry for new researchers into this exciting field while also giving the state of the art assessment of the diverse self-assembling systems for those already engaged in this research. Over the last twenty years, self-assembly has emerged as a distinct science/technology field, going well beyond the classical surfactant and block copolymer molecules, and encompassing much larger and complex molecular, biomolecular and nanoparticle systems. Within its ten chapters, each contributed by pioneers of the respective research topics, the book: Discusses the fundamental physical chemical principles that govern the formation and properties of self-assembled systems Describes important experimental techniques to characterize the properties of self-assembled systems, particularly the nature of molecular organization and structure at the nano, meso or micro scales. Provides the first exhaustive accounting of self-assembly derived from various kinds of biomolecules including peptides, DNA and proteins. Outlines methods of synthesis and functionalization of self-assembled nanoparticles and the further self-assembly of the nanoparticles into one, two or three dimensional materials. Explores numerous potential applications of self-assembled structures including nanomedicine applications of drug delivery, imaging, molecular diagnostics and theranostics, and design of materials to specification such as smart responsive materials and self-healing materials. Highlights the unifying as well as contrasting features of self-assembly, as we move from surfactant molecules to nanoparticles. Written for students and academic and industrial scientists and engineers, by pioneers of the research field, Self-Assembly: From Surfactants to Nanoparticles is a comprehensive resource on diverse self-assembly systems, that is simultaneously introductory as well as the state of the art.

Introduction to soft matter

Author: Ian W. Hamley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471899518
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Provides an introduction to this exciting subject with chapters covering natural and synthetic polymers, colloids, surfactants, and liquid crystals, highlighting the many and varied applications of these materials. The only introductory book on this subject Cutting-edge introduction to a new and emerging subject area An interdisciplinary approach suitable of chemistry, materials science, physics, and biochemistry courses Copious end-of-chapter problems

Interfacial Fluid Mechanics

Author: Vladimir S. Ajaev
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461413419
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Interfacial Fluid Mechanics: A Mathematical Modeling Approach provides an introduction to mathematical models of viscous flow used in rapidly developing fields of microfluidics and microscale heat transfer. The basic physical effects are first introduced in the context of simple configurations and their relative importance in typical microscale applications is discussed. Then, several configurations of importance to microfluidics, most notably thin films/droplets on substrates and confined bubbles, are discussed in detail. Topics from current research on electrokinetic phenomena, liquid flow near structured solid surfaces,evaporation/condensation, and surfactant phenomena are discussed in the later chapters.

Raman Spectroscopy for Soft Matter Applications

Author: Maher Amer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470475980
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Raman spectroscopy provides a critical characterization tool in analytical chemistry. This book presents the fundamentals of raman spectroscopy outside the focus of physics to offer an accessible guide to scientists working in the broad area of soft materials. The book is organized into four sections with the first devoted to an introduction to Raman spectroscopy which includes scattering theory and instrumentation. The following sections are devoted to application areas including polymers and colloids, food science, drug delivery, defense, and medical.

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.

Colloids and Interfaces with Surfactants and Polymers

Author: James William Goodwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470841433
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Many commercial systems are complex mixtures but in most cases the basic rules apply and surprises only occur when there is a quite specific interaction present. Hence, by using this text, the user will always have the fundamentals readily to hand.

Biomaterials Surface Science

Author: Andreas Taubert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352764962X
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At the interface of biology, chemistry, and materials science, this book provides an overview of this vibrant research field, treating the seemingly distinct disciplines in a unified way by adopting the common viewpoint of surface science. The editors, themselves prolific researchers, have assembled here a team of top-notch international scientists who read like a "who's who" of biomaterials science and engineering. They cover topics ranging from micro- and nanostructuring for imparting functionality in a top-down manner to the bottom-up fabrication of gradient surfaces by self-assembly, from interfaces between biomaterials and living matter to smart, stimuli-responsive surfaces, and from cell and surface mechanics to the elucidation of cell-chip interactions in biomedical devices. As a result, the book explains the complex interplay of cell behavior and the physics and materials science of artificial devices. Of equal interest to young, ambitious scientists as well as to experienced researchers.