The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids by Ronald G. LarsonThe Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids by Ronald G. Larson

The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids

byRonald G. Larson

Hardcover | October 1, 1998

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Defying the classical definitions of solids and liquids, complex fluids include polymers, colloids, emulsions, foams, gels, liquid crystals, surfactants, and other materials that form flowable microstructures. They are vital to industries that produce polymers (e.g., plastic packaging),colloids (paint), foods (ketchup), and consumer products (toothpaste and shampoo), and are also used in countless other products manufactured by the petroleum, microelectronics, and pharmaceutical industries. The first advanced textbook on this subject, The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids provides a multidisciplinary and comprehensive introduction to these fascinating and important substances. It offers an up-to-date synopsis of the relationship between the microstructure of complex fluidsand their mechanical and flow properties, and also emphasizes the similarities and differences among the various types of complex fluids. Easy to read, it includes over 350 illustrations, extensive literature citations, and many interesting problems, worked examples, and practical applications.Featuring coverage of both foundational material and special topics, this text is highly adaptable for use in a one- or two-semester graduate-level course in chemical engineering, materials science, or physics. It also serves as a valuable monograph for academic and industrial researchers and as areference book for researchers and educators.
Ronald G. Larson is at University of Michigan.
Title:The Structure and Rheology of Complex FluidsFormat:HardcoverPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195121971

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Table of Contents

PART I: FUNDAMENTALS1. Introduction to Complex Fluids1.1. Complex Fluids vs. Classical Solids and Liquids1.2. Examples of Complex Fluids1.3. Rheological Measurements and Properties1.4. Kinematics and Stress1.5. Flow, Slip, and Yield1.6. Structural Probes of Complex Fluids1.7. Computational Methods1.8. The Stress Tensor1.9. Summary2. Basic Forces2.1. Introduction2.2. Excluded-Volume Interactions2.3. 2.4. Electrostatic Interactions2.5. Hydrogen-Bodning, Hydrophobic, and Other Interactions2.6. SummaryPART II: POLYMERS, GLASSY LIQUIDS, AND POLYMER GELS3. Polymers3.1. Introduction3.2. Equilibrium Properties3.3. Intrinsic Velocity and Overlap Concentration3.4. Elementary Molecular Theories3.5. Linear Viscoelasticity and Time-Temperature Superposition3.6. The Rheology of Dilute Polymer Solutions3.7. The Rheology of Entangled Polymers3.8. Summary4. Glassy Liquids4.1. Introduction4.2. Phenomenology of the Glass Transition4.3. Free-Volume Theories4.4. Entropy Theories4.5. Nonlinear Relaxation and Aging4.6. Mode-Coupling Theory and Colloidal Hard-Sphere Glasses4.7. Simulations of Analog Models4.8. Rheology of Glassy Liquids4.9. Summary5. Polymer Gels5.1. Introduction5.2. Gelation Theories5.3. Rheology of Chemical Gels and Near-Gels5.4. Rheology of Physical Gels5.5. SummaryPART III: SUSPENSIONS6. Particulate Suspensions6.1. Introduction6.2. Hard, and Slightly Deformable, Spheres6.3. Nonspherical Particles6.4. Electrically Charged Particles6.5. Particles in Viscoelastic Liquids: "Filled Melts"6.6. Summary7. Particulate Gels7.1. Introduction7.2. Particle Interactions in Suspensions7.3. Rheology of Particulate Gels7.4. Summary8. Electro-and Magnetoresponsive Suspensions8.1. Introduction8.2. Electrorheological Fluids8.3. Magnetorheological Fluids8.4. Ferrofluids8.5. Summary9. Foams, Emulsions, and Blends9.1. Introduction9.2. Emulsion Preparation9.3. Rheology of Emulsions and Immiscible Blends9.4. Structure and Coarsening of Foams9.5. Rheology of Foams9.6. SummaryPART IV: LIQUID CRYSTALS AND SELF-ASSEMBLING FLUIDS10. Liquid Crystals10,1. Introduction10.2. Nematics10.3. Cholesterics: Chiral Nematics10.4. Smectics10.5. Summary11. Liquid-Crystalline Polymers11.1. Introduction11.2. Molecular Characteristics of Liquid-Crystalline Polymers11.3. Flow Properties of Nematic LCPs11.4. Molecular Dynamics of Polymeric Nematics11.5. Moleuclar Theory for the Rheology of Polymeric Nematics11.6. Summary12. Surfactant Solutions12.1. Introduction12.2. Methods of Predicting Microstructures12.3. Disordered Micellar Solutions12.4. Surfactant Liquid Crystals12.5. Summary13. Block Copolymers13.1. Introduction13.2. Thermodynamics of Block Copolymers13.3. Rheology and Shear-Aligning of Block Copolymers13.4. SummaryEach chapter is followed by ReferencesChapters 1-3, 6-7, and 10 are followed by Problems and Worked ExamplesAppendix:. Momentum-Balance Equations in the Absence of InertiaCommon NotationAuthor IndexSubject Index