© 2000

Mesoscopic Physics of Complex Materials


Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. T. S. Chow
    Pages 1-9
  3. T. S. Chow
    Pages 10-24
  4. T. S. Chow
    Pages 25-40
  5. T. S. Chow
    Pages 41-80
  6. T. S. Chow
    Pages 81-99
  7. T. S. Chow
    Pages 100-125
  8. T. S. Chow
    Pages 126-157
  9. T. S. Chow
    Pages 158-192
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-196

About this book


This book is intended to provide a cross-disciplinary study of the physical prop­ erties of complex fluids, solids, and interfaces as a function of their mesoscopic structures. Because of the disorder and dissipate nature of these structures, em­ phasis is placed on nonequilibrium phenomena. These phenomena are the active research areas of soft condensed matter, and it is impossible to cover them all in one book. Therefore, we have limited the scope by selecting a variety of important current systems that (l) present high values to both science and technology on the basis of my own preference and expertise and (2) have not been put together coherently in the form of a book. We then show the underlying connections and parallels between topics as diverse as critical phenomena in colloidal dynamics, glass state relaxation and deformation, reinforced polymer composites, molecular level mixing in nanocomposites, and microscopic interactions of rough surfaces and interfaces. At the same time, each chapter is designed to be directly accessible to readers, and the need for going through the previous chapters has been kept to the minimum. It is a reasonably short book that is not designed to review all of the recent work that spans many disciplines. Instead, we attempt to establish a general framework for the fundamental understanding and the practical development of new materials that cannot be designed by the trial-and-error methods.


dynamics elasticity mechanics polymer surfaces viscoelasticity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Xerox Research and TechnologyWebsterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mesoscopic Physics of Complex Materials
  • Authors T.S. Chow
  • Series Title Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-95032-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7417-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-2108-1
  • Series ISSN 0938-037X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physics, general
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