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Electrostatic Effects in Soft Matter and Biophysics

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Electrostatic Effects in Soft Matter and Biophysics Les Houches, France 1–13 October 2000

  • Christian Holm
  • Patrick Kékicheff
  • Rudolf Podgornik
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Markus Deserno, Christian Holm
    Pages 27-52
  3. William M. Gelbart
    Pages 53-86
  4. David G. Grier, Sven H. Behrens
    Pages 87-116
  5. Christian Holm, Kurt Kremer
    Pages 117-148
  6. Jean-François Joanny
    Pages 149-170
  7. Bo Jönsson, Håkan Wennerström
    Pages 171-204
  8. Patrick Kékicheff
    Pages 205-282
  9. Alexei R. Khokhlov, Konstantin B. Zeldovich, Elena Yu. Kramarenko
    Pages 283-316
  10. André G. Moreira, Roland R. Netz
    Pages 367-408
  11. Toan T. Nguyen, Alexander Yu. Grosberg, Boris I. Shklovskii
    Pages 469-486
  12. Claudine E. Williams
    Pages 487-506
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 507-510

About these proceedings


Soft Condensed Matter commonly deals with materials that are mechanically soft and, more importantly, particularly prone to thermal fluctuation effects. Charged soft matter systems are especially interesting: they can be manufactured artificially as polyelectrolytes to serve as superabsorbers in dypers, as flocculation and retention agents, as thickeners and gelling agents, and as oil-recovery process aids. They are also abundant in living organisms, mostly performing important structural (e.g. membranes) and functional (e.g. DNA) tasks.
The book describes the many areas in soft matter and biophysics where electrostatic interactions play an important role. It offers in-depth coverage of recent theoretical approaches, advances in computer simulation, and novel experimental techniques.
Readership: Advanced undergraduate level in physics, physical chemistry, and theoretical biochemistry.


Helium-Atom-Streuung biophysics colloid condensed matter polymer scattering soft matter

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Holm
    • 1
  • Patrick Kékicheff
    • 2
  • Rudolf Podgornik
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PolymerforschungMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institut Charles SadronC.N.R.S.StrasbourgFrance
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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