Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter by Wim H. de JeuBasic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter by Wim H. de Jeu

Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter

byWim H. de Jeu

Paperback | May 14, 2016

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X-ray scattering is a well-established technique in materials science. Several excellent textbooks exist in this field, but these texts are typically written by physicists who use mathematics to make things clear. Consequently these books appeal less to students and scientists in the field ofsoft matter (polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, self-assembled organic systems) who usually have a more chemical-oriented background with limited mathematics. Moreover, they need to know about the technique of x-ray scattering, but do not intend to become an expert. The aim of this small book isto explain basic principles and applications of x-ray scattering in a simple way using many practical examples followed by more elaborate case studies. The book contains a separate chapter on the different types of order/disorder in soft matter that play such an important role in modern self-assembling systems. Finally the last chapter treats soft matter surfaces and thin film that are increasingly used in coatings and in many technologicalapplications, such as liquid crystal displays and nanostructured block copolymer films. This little book has been written for the large community of soft matter students and scientists.
Wim de Jeu dedicated most of his scientific life to studying soft matter, starting with liquid crystals at Philips Research (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) in the early days of liquid-crystal displays. At a later stage he established the group Order/Disorder in Soft Matter at the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, in combination with a ser...
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Title:Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft MatterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:May 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198728670

ISBN - 13:9780198728672

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and overview2. Basic scattering by particles3. Order/disorder in soft matter4. Diffraction physics - Scattering by crystals5. Applications to soft matter6. Soft matter surfaces and films