The Oxford Handbook of Soft Condensed Matter

Hardcover | May 7, 2015

EditorEugene M. Terentjev, David A. Weitz

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Soft condensed matter is a relatively new topic. Condensed matter has typically referred to more traditional liquids, which have a long history of study, or to solids, which have focused more commonly on hard materials, driven in large measure by the importance of structural materials or themetals and semiconductors which drove the rapid evolution of microelectronics. It is only relatively recently, over the past 20 to 30 years, that soft condensed matter has matured into its own identifiable field. However, the field is an amalgam of many subfields, and many of these have themselvesmuch longer histories. This handbook serves as an overview of many of these topics. Because of the great breadth, it is impossible to include them all; nevertheless, the key subjects of soft condensed matter are represented here. Together, they form both an introduction and an overview of the field. Each topic, and itsrepresenting Chapter, could have been a full size book - in fact, there are a number of such books on many of the topics covered in the handbook. Our aim here was to give a current snapshot of the field, identify the key principles at play and the most prominent (and promising) ways of its furtherdevelopment, provide essential references for anyone to follow the subject, but not necessarily go into a lot of detail on each topic.

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Soft condensed matter is a relatively new topic. Condensed matter has typically referred to more traditional liquids, which have a long history of study, or to solids, which have focused more commonly on hard materials, driven in large measure by the importance of structural materials or themetals and semiconductors which drove the rap...

Eugene M. Terentjev is Professor of Polymer Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens' College, Cambridge, UK. David A. Weitz is Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, Director of the Harvard Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:May 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Wilson C. K. Poon: Colloidal Suspensions2. Dominique Langevin: Surfactants3. Oleg D. Lavrentovich: Liquid Crystals4. Denis Weaire and Stefan Hutzler: Foams5. Raphael Blumenfeld, Sam F. Edwards and Stephen M. Walley: Granular Systems6. Ronald G. Larson and Zuowei Wang: Dynamics of Entangled Polymers7. Lee M. Trask, Nacu Hernandez and Eric W. Cochran: Block Copolymers8. James E. Mark and Burak Erman: Elastomers and Rubberlike Elasticity9. Andrey V. Dobrynin: Polyelectrolyte Solutions and Gels10. Masao Doi: Fluid Transport in Gels11. Astrid van der Horst and Gijs J. L. Wuite: Extracellular Matrix12. Matthieu Piel and Raphael Voituriez: Cell Cytoskeleton13. Aidan T. Brown and Pietro Cicuta: Interfaces and Membranes