Soft Condensed Matter: Configurations, Dynamics and Functionality

Soft Condensed Matter: Configurations, Dynamics and Functionality

Edited by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


This volume comprises the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study In- stitute held at Geilo, Norway, April 6 -16 1999. The ASI was the fifteenth in a series held biannually on topics related to cooperative phenomena and phase transitions, in this case applied to soft condensed matter and its configurations, dynamics and functionality. It addressed the current experimental and theoretical knowledge of the physical properties of soft condensed matter such as polymers, gels, complex fluids, colloids, granular materials and biomaterials. The main purpose of the lectures was to obtain basic understanding of important aspects in relating molecular configurations and dynamics to macroscopic properties and biological functionality. To our knowledge, the term Soft Condensed Matter was actually coined and used for the first time in 1989 at Geilo and some selected topics of soft matter were also given at Geilo in 1991, 1993 and 1995. A return to this subject 10 years after its instigation thus allowed a fresh look and a possibility for defining new directions for research.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 295 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • XV, 295 p.
  • 0792364031
  • 9780792364030

Table of contents

List of participants. What is soft condensed matter? E. Guyon. A Cocktail of soft condensed matter; J. Stavans. Materials-driven science: From high Tc to complex adaptive matter; J. Schmalian, et al. Complex cooperative behaviour in frustrated systems; D. Sherrington. Linking the messenger to the protein, a key to in vitro evolution; A. Libchaber, S. Liu. A model for the thermodynamics of proteins; A. Hansen, et al. Attachment and spreading of mammalian cells in vitro; I. Giaever, C.R. Keese. `Sausage-string' patterns in blood vessels at high blood pressures; P. Alstrom, et al. Equations of granular materials: Deposition theory; S.F. Edwards. Equations of granular materials: Compactivity and compaction; S.F. Edwards, D.V. Grinev. Equations of granular materials: Compactivity and compaction, S.F. Edwards, D.V. Grinev. Modeling granular flows; E.G. Flekkoy, et al. Crystalline architectures at the air-liquid interface: from nucleation to engineering; I. Kuzmenko, et al. X-ray and neutron scattering studies of complex confined fluids; S.K. Sinha. Speculations and calculations in the physics of foams; D. Weaire, et al. Complex physical phenomena in clays; J.O. Fossum. Complex particle dynamics described by braid statistics; A.T. Skjeltorp, et al. Index.
show more