1st Edition

Soft Materials
Structure and Dynamics

ISBN 9780824753580
Published October 1, 2004 by CRC Press
424 Pages

USD $325.00

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Book Description

Representing the wide breadth academic disciplines involved in this ever-expanding area of research, this reference provides a comprehensive overview of current scientific and technological advancements in soft materials analysis and application. Documenting new and emerging challenges in this burgeoning field, Soft Materials is a unique and outstanding reference for the industrial scientist or materials engineer.

Supplies more than 1000 references, tables, and equations for an excellent introduction to the study of soft material physics and utilization.

Table of Contents

Synthetic Polymers
Mobility on Different Length Scales in Thin Polymer Films, C.B. Roth and J.R. Dutcher
Crystallization of Thin Polymer Films: Crystallinity, Kinetics, and Morphology, V.H. Mareau and R.E. Prud'homme
Deformation, Stretching, and Relaxation of Single-Polymer Chains: Fundamentals and Examples, G.W. Slater, Y. Gratton, M. Kenward, L. McCOrmick, and F. Tessier
Science and Engineering of Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites: Insights from Computer Simulation, F.W. Starr and S.C. Glotzer

Complex Fluids
Polymeric Additives as Modifiers of Hydrocarbon Crystallization Behavior, J. L. Hutter
Confinement and Shear Effects on the Structure of a Smectic Liquid-Crystal Complex Fluid, S.H.J. Idziak
Macroscopic Rheological Behavior of Dispersions of Soft Rubberlike Solid Particles, R. Pal

Computer Simulations of Mechanical Micromanipulation of Proteins, A.S. Lemak, J.R. Lepock, and J.Z.Y. Chen
Strucure-Function Relationships of Aspartic Proteinases, R.Y. Yada and T. Tanaka
Computer Simulation of Soft Mesoscopic Systems Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics, D.A. Pink

Food Materials
Crystallization of Bulk Fats Under Shear, G. Mazzanti, S.E. Guthrie, E.B. Sirota, A.G. Marangoni, and S.H.J. Idziak
Foods at Subzero Temperatures, H.D. Goff
Biogenic Cellular Solids, M.G. Scanlon
Modeling of Formation and Rheology of Protein Particle Gels, J.H.J. van Opheusden


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"…this book provides an interdisciplinary approach to the control and understanding of soft materials and is a unique and outstanding reference for the industrial scientist or materials engineer."
-Carbohydrate Polymers, 2006

"Overall, the book was successful in meeting its goal of cross-fertilization."
JOM, Sept. 2005