Nanostructured Soft Matter

Experiment, Theory, Simulation and Perspectives

  • Andrei V. Zvelindovsky

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Experimental Advances

  3. Mathematical and Theoretical Approaches

  4. Computer Simulations

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an interdisciplinary overview of a new and broad class of materials under the unifying name Nanostructured Soft Matter. It covers materials ranging from short amphiphilic molecules to block copolymers, proteins, colloids and their composites, microemulsions and bio-inspired systems such as vesicles. The book considers several fundamental questions, including: how self-assembly of various soft materials with internal structure at the nanoscale can be understood, controlled and in future used in the newly emerging field of soft nanotechnology. The book offers readers a view on the subject from different perspectives, combining modern experimental approaches from physical chemistry and physics with various theoretical techniques from physics, mathematics and the most advanced computer modelling. It is the first book of this sort in the field. All chapters are written by leading international experts, bringing together experience from Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain and the USA. The book is oriented towards active researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

Keywords

Copolymer Helium-Atom-Streuung biopolymers colloid computer dynamics modeling molecular dynamics nanostructure nanotechnology polymer scattering simulation soft matter thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrei V. Zvelindovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Central LancasterPrestonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6330-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6329-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6330-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-4904
  • About this book