Fluids, Colloids and Soft Materials: An Introduction to Soft Matter Physics

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Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Antonio Manuel Puertas
John Wiley & Sons, May 9, 2016 - Science - 432 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Electric Field Effects
19
Ignacio G Loscertales
29
COLLOIDS IN EXTERNAL FIELDS
45
5
48
Particles in Electric Fields
59
45
79
Colloidal Dispersions in Shear Flow
81
Optical Tweezers
111
165
228
5
249
Colloidal Gelation
279
15
295
An Introduction to the Physics of Liquid Crystals
307
Entangled Granular Media
341
Foams
355
ORDERED MATERIALS IN CURVED SPACES
371

Scattering Techniques
133
9
149
Optical Microscopy of Soft Matter Systems
165
Colloidal Fluids
189
369
384
Nematics on Curved Surfaces Computer Simulations of Nematic Shells
387
Index
403
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Alberto Fernandez-Nieves received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Granada and is Assistant Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining GeorgiaTech, he was Lecturer of Physics at the University of Almeria and studies the physics of soft materials with a focus on the connection between microscopic order and macroscopic properties.

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