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1st Edition

Soft Materials
Structure and Dynamics

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

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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

Mobility on Different Length Scales in Thin Polymer Films. Crystallization of Thin Polymer Films: Crystallinity, Kinetics, and Morphology. Deformation, Stretching, and Relaxation of Single-Polymer Chains: Fundamentals and Examples. Science and Engineering of Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites: Insights from Computer Simulation. Polymeric Additives as Modifiers of Hydrocarbon Crystallization Behavior. Confinement and Shear Effects on the Structure of a Smectic Liquid-Crystal Complex Fluid. Macroscopic Rheological Behavior of Dispersions of Soft Rubber-like Solid Particles. Computer Simulations of Mechanical Micromanipulation of Proteins. Structure-Function Relationships of Aspartic Proteinases. Computer Simulation of Soft Mesoscopic Systems Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics. Crystallization of Bulk Fats Under Shear. Foods at Subzero Temperatures. Biogenic Cellular Solids. Modeling of Formation and Rheology of Protein Particle Gels. Index.

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Dutcher\, John R.; Marangoni\, Alejandro G.


"…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