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Soft Materials

Structure and Dynamics, 1st Edition

Edited by John R. Dutcher, Alejandro G. Marangoni

CRC Press

424 pages

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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.


"…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

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


About the Authors/Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics