© 1985

Physics of Finely Divided Matter

Proceedings of the Winter School, Les Houches, France, March 25–April 5, 1985

  • Nino Boccara
  • Mohamed Daoud
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction to Chemical and Physical Gels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henri Benoit
      Pages 2-15
    3. M. Rinaudo
      Pages 16-20
    4. Madeleine Djabourov
      Pages 21-23
    5. H. Van Damme, P. Levitz, J. J. Fripiat, J. F. Alcover, L. Gatineau, F. Bergaya
      Pages 24-30
    6. D. W. Schaefer, J. E. Martin, A. J. Hurd, K. D. Keefer
      Pages 31-37
  3. Microemulsions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. P. Pincus, S. Safran, S. Alexander, D. Hone
      Pages 40-45
    3. A. M. Cazabat, D. Chatenay, P. Guering, D. Langevin, J. Meunier, W. Urbach
      Pages 46-50
  4. Packings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. D. Bideau, J. P. Troadec, J. Lemaitre, L. Oger
      Pages 76-81
  5. Percolation

About these proceedings


The Second Winter School on the "~hysics of Finely Divided Matter" was held at the Centre de Physique des Houches from 25 March to 5 April 1985. This meeting brought together experts from the areas of gels and porous media. People with different backgrounds - chemists, physicists - from university as well as industrial labora­ tories, had the opportunity to compare their most recent experimental and theoreti­ cal results. Although the experimental situations and techniques may seem at first sight unrelated, the theoretical interpretations are very similar and may be divided roughly into two categories: percolation and aggregation. These are present for the description of the synthesis of some gels as well as for a description of the struc­ ture of packings. They are also a precious help for understanding flows in porous media and hydrodynamic instabilities such as viscous fingering. A different aspect, still in its early stages, deals with the influence of a ran­ dom medium on a phase transition. This leads to metastable states and is interpreted in terms of random fields. The following topics were covered: introduction to physical and chemical gels structure of packings and porous media microemulsions percol ati on aggregation elastic and dielectric properties of ill-connected media properties of gels near and far from the gelation threshold flow, diffusion and dispersion in porous media transitions in porous media. Most of these are rapidly growing subjects, and we hope that these proceedings will serve as a reference for those entering this fascinating area.


biopolymer crystal diffusion dispersion dynamics elasticity mechanical property minerals multiphase flow neutron diffraction phase transition polymer scattering surfaces transitions

Editors and affiliations

  • Nino Boccara
    • 1
  • Mohamed Daoud
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre de PhysiqueUniversité Scientifique et Médicale de GrenobleLes HouchesFrance
  2. 2.Commissariat à I’Energie Atomique Service de Spectrometrie et Diffraction Neutroniques C. E. N. SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physics of Finely Divided Matter
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Winter School, Les Houches, France, March 25–April 5, 1985
  • Editors N. Boccara
    M. Daoud
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-15885-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-93303-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-93301-1
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-4941
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 368
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
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