Introduction to Soft Matter Synthetic and Biological Self-Assembling Materials

ISBN-10: 0470516100
ISBN-13: 9780470516102
Edition: 2007
Authors: Ian W. Hamley
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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This title provides an introduction to this exciting and relatively new subject with chapters covering natural and synthetic polymers, colloids, surfactants and liquid crystals highlighting the many and varied applications of these materials.

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Introduction
Intermolecular Interactions
Structural Organization
Dynamics
Phase Transitions
Order Parameters
Scaling Laws
Polydispersity
Experimental Techniques for Investigating Soft Matter
Computer Simulation
Further Reading
Polymers
Introduction
Synthesis
Polymer Chain Conformation
Characterization
Polymer Solutions
Amorphous Polymers
Crystalline Polymers
Plastics
Rubber
Fibres
Polymer Blends and Block Copolymers
Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers
Polyelectrolytes
Electronic and Opto-electronic Polymers
Further Reading
Questions
Colloids
Introduction
Types of Colloids
Forces between Colloidal Particles
Characterization of Colloids
Charge Stabilization
Steric Stabilization
Effect of Polymers on Colloid Stability
Kinetic Properties
Sols
Gels
Clays
Foams
Emulsions
Food Colloids
Concentrated Colloidal Dispersions
Further Reading
Questions
Amphiphiles
Introduction
Types of Amphiphile
Surface Activity
Surfactant Monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett Films
Adsorption at Solid Interfaces
Micellization and the Critical Micelle Concentration
Detergency
Solubilization in Micelles
Interfacial Curvature and Its Relationship to Molecular Structure
Liquid Crystal Phases at High Concentrations
Membranes
Templated Structures
Further Reading
Questions
Liquid Crystals
Introduction
Types of Liquid Crystals
Characteristics of Liquid Crystal Phases
Identification of Liquid Crystal Phases
Orientational Order
Elastic Properties
Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals
Applications of Liquid Crystals
Further Reading
Questions
Biological Soft Matter
Introduction
Lipid Membranes
DNA
Proteins
PolysacchLirides and Glycoproteins
Macromolecular Assemblies
Further Reading
Questions
Numerical Solutions to Questions
Index

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