Soft Condensed Matter: Configurations, Dynamics and Functionality

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Soft Condensed Matter: Configurations, Dynamics and Functionality Geilo, Norway April 6–16, 1999

  • A. T. Skjeltorp
  • S. F. Edwards

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 552)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Etienne Guyon
    Pages 1-14
  3. Joel Stavans
    Pages 15-36
  4. Jörg Schmalian, David Pines, Branko Stojkovic
    Pages 37-70
  5. Alex Hansen, Mogens H. Jensen, Kim Sneppen, Giovanni Zocchi
    Pages 89-99
  6. Ivar Giaever, Charles R. Keese
    Pages 101-109
  7. P. Alstrøm, R. Mikkelsen, F. Gustafsson, N.-H. Holstein-Rathlou
    Pages 111-126
  8. S. F. Edwards, D. V. Grinev
    Pages 135-144
  9. S. F. Edwards, D. V. Grinev
    Pages 145-156
  10. E G. Flekkøy, S. Mcnamara, K. J. Måløy
    Pages 157-184
  11. Ivan Kuzmenko, Hanna Rapaport, Kristian Kjaer, Jens Als-Nielsen, Isabelle Weissbuch, Meir Lahav et al.
    Pages 185-217
  12. D. Weaire, G. Bradley, R. Phelan
    Pages 247-268
  13. Jon-Otto Fossum
    Pages 269-279
  14. Arne T. Skjeltorp, Sigmund Clausen, Geir Helgesen
    Pages 281-291
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 293-295

About this book


This volume comprises the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study In­ stitute held at Geilo, Norway, April 6 -16 1999. The ASI was the fifteenth in a series held biannually on topics related to cooperative phenomena and phase transitions, in this case applied to soft condensed matter and its configurations, dynamics and functionality. It addressed the current experimental and theoretical knowledge of the physical properties of soft condensed matter such as polymers, gels, complex fluids, colloids, granular materials and biomaterials. The main purpose of the lectures was to obtain basic understanding of important aspects in relating molecular configurations and dynamics to macroscopic properties and biological functionality. To our knowledge, the term Soft Condensed Matter was actually coined and used for the first time in 1989 at Geilo and some selected topics of soft matter were also given at Geilo in 1991, 1993 and 1995. A return to this subject 10 years after its instigation thus allowed a fresh look and a possibility for defining new directions for research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. T. Skjeltorp
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. F. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Energy TechnologyKjellerNorway
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6403-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4189-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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