Soft and Fragile Matter: Nonequilibrium Dynamics, Metastability and Flow (PBK)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Covering colloids, polymers, surfactant phases, emulsions, and granular media, Soft and Fragile Matter: Nonequilibrium Dynamics, Metastability and Flow (PBK) provides self-contained and pedagogical coverage of the rapidly advancing field of systems driven out of equilibrium, with a strong emphasis on unifying conceptual principles rather than material-specific details. Written by internationally recognized experts, the book contains introductions at the level of a graduate course in soft condensed matter and statistical physics to the following areas: experimental techniques, polymers, rheology, colloids, computer simulation, surfactants, phase separation kinetics, driven systems, structural glasses, slow dynamics, and granular materials. These topics lead to a range of exciting applications at the forefront of current research, including microplasticity of emulsions, sequence design of copolymers, branched polymer dynamics, nucleation kinetics in colloids, multiscale modeling, flow-induced surfactant textures, fluid demixing under shear, two-time correlation functions, chaotic sedimentation dynamics, and sound propagation in powders. Balancing theory, simulation, and experiment, this broadly-based, pedagogical account of a rapidly developing field is an excellent compendium for graduate students and researchers in condensed matter physics, materials science, and physical chemistry.

Table of Contents

A day in the life of a hard-sphere suspension
Wilson C K Poon
Light scattering and rheology of complex fluids far from equilibrium
David J Pine
Polymer physics: from basic concepts to modern developments
Alexei Khokhlov
Rheology of linear and branched polymers
Tom McLeish
Introduction to colloidal systems
Daan Frenkel
Computer simulations in soft matter science
Kurt Kremer
Equilibrium and flow properties of surfactants in solution
Didier Roux
Phase transitions in nonequilibrium systems
David Mukamel
Coarsening dynamics of nonequilibrium phase transitions
Alan J Bray
Supercooled liquids and glasses
Walter Kob
Aging in glassy systems: experiments, models, and open questions
J-P Bouchaud
Phase separation and aggregation in colloidal suspensions
Henk Lekkerkerker
Thermodynamics and hydrodynamics of hard spheres; the role of gravity
Paul Chaikin
Granular materials: static properties as seen through experiments
Sidney Nagel
Stress transmission in jammed and granular matter
Michael Cates
Participants' addresses 381(8)
Index 389

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