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Dynamics of Soft Matter

Neutron Applications

  • Victoria García Sakai
  • Christiane Alba-Simionesco
  • Sow-Hsin Chen

Part of the Neutron Scattering Applications and Techniques book series (NEUSCATT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alexei P. Sokolov, Victoria García Sakai
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mark R. Johnson, Miguel A. González, Mohamed Zbiri, Eric Pellegrini
    Pages 25-56
  4. Macromolecules: Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Barbara J. Gabrys, Toshiji Kanaya
      Pages 59-101
    3. Arantxa Arbe, Juan Colmenero
      Pages 103-121
    4. Janna K. Maranas
      Pages 123-143
  5. Bio-Macromolecules: Proteins and Lipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Jeremy C. Smith, Marimuthu Krishnan, Loukas Petridis, Nikolai Smolin
      Pages 189-204
    3. Stéphane Longeville, Wolfgang Doster
      Pages 205-246
    4. Kathleen Wood, Martin Weik
      Pages 247-262
    5. Maikel C. Rheinstädter
      Pages 263-286
  6. Extra Complexity: Surface Effects and Confinement

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 439-449

About this book


Dynamics of Soft Matter: Neutron Applications provides an overview of neutron scattering techniques that measure temporal and spatial correlations simultaneously, at the microscopic and mesoscopic scale. Emphasizing the complementarities of scattering techniques with other spectroscopic ones, this volume also highlights the potential gain in combining with techniques such as rheology, NMR, light scattering, dielectric spectroscopy, as well as synchrotron radiation experiments. Key areas covered include polymer science,biological materials, complex fluids and surface science. Neutron scattering techniques offer answers to new questions arising at the interface of physics, chemistry,and biology. Knowledge of the dynamics at these levels is crucial to understanding the soft matter field, which includes colloids, polymers,membranes, biological macromolecules, foams, emulsions with applications towards biological and biomimetic systems, and phenomena involving wetting, friction,adhesion, or micro- and nano-fluidics. In summary, this book:

  • Explores neutron scattering techniques to examine soft matter at the micro- and mesoscopic scales
  • Examines soft matter, with a focus in polymer science, biological materials, complex fluids and surface science
  • Discusses neutron scattering techniques combined with other spectroscopic methods

Dynamics of Soft Matter Neutron Applications is an ideal book for scientists,engineers and advanced students seeking a reference on how neutrons are a key tool to study of the dynamical processes in soft materials.


biomaterials biophysics lipid membranes molecular dynamics simulation nanocomposites neutron scattering polymer electrolytes protein dynamics soft matter

Editors and affiliations

  • Victoria García Sakai
    • 1
  • Christiane Alba-Simionesco
    • 2
  • Sow-Hsin Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.ISIS FacilityCCLRC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryDidcot, Oxon.United Kingdom
  2. 2.Fac. Science, Labo. Chimique PhysiqueUniversité Paris-Sud XIOrsay CXFrance
  3. 3.Dept. Nuclear Science & EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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