Soft Matter Physics

  • Mohamed Daoud
  • Claudine E. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. F. Brochard-Wyart
    Pages 1-46
  3. M. Daoud, H. Van Damme
    Pages 47-86
  4. J. C. Daniel, R. Audebert
    Pages 87-132
  5. C. Taupin
    Pages 133-154
  6. L. Monnerie
    Pages 219-260
  7. T. A. Witten
    Pages 261-288
  8. J. Prost, C. E. Williams
    Pages 289-315
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 317-320

About this book


What do colloids, fractals, liquid crystals, and polymers have in common? Nothing at first sight. Yet the distance scales, the energy transfers, the way these objects react to an external field are very similar. For the first time, this book offers an introduction to the physics of these soft materials in one single volume. A variety of experiments and concepts are presented, including the phenomena of capillarity and wetting, fractals, small volumes and large surfaces, colloids, surfactants, giant micelles and fluid membranes, polymers, and liquid crystals. Each chapter is written by experts in the field with the aim of making the book accessible to the widest possible scientific audience: graduate students, lecturers, and research scientists in physics, chemistry, and other disciplines. Nobel Prize winner Pierre-Gilles de Gennes inspired this book and has written a foreword.


Helium-Atom-Streuung chemistry colloid membrane polymer soft matter surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Daoud
    • 1
  • Claudine E. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.CEA-CNRSCE-Saclay Laboratoire Léon BrillouinGif-sur-Yvette, CedexFrance
  2. 2.Collège de FranceLaboratoire des Fluides OrganisésParis Cedex 05France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03847-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03845-1
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