Thermodynamics, Structure, Solvent Role, and Properties

  • Jean-Michel Guenet

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 119-122

About this book


This book provides a physics-oriented introduction to organogels with a comparison to polymer thermoreversible gels whenever relevant. The past decade has seen the development of a wide variety of newly-synthesized molecules that can spontaneously self-assemble or crystallize from their organic or aqueous solutions to produce fibrillar networks, namely organogels, with potential applications in organic electronics, light harvesting, bio-imaging, non-linear optics, and the like. This compact volume presents a detailed outlook of these novel molecular systems with special emphasis upon their thermodynamics, morphology, molecular structure, and rheology. The definition of these complex systems is also tackled, as well as the role of the solvent.  The text features numerous temperature-phase diagrams for a variety of organogels as well as illustrations of their structures at the microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic level. A review of some potential applications is provided including hybrid functional materials with polymers and with carbon nanotubes. Throughout, discussions of theoretical developments and experimental advances are written at a level suitable for beginning graduate students through practicing researchers.


Fibrillar Oganogels Gels Temperature-Phase Diagrams Hybrid Functional Materials Molecular Gels Low Molecular Weight Organogels Molecular Gels Molecular Gels Rheology Organogelation Organogels Crystalline Structure Organogels Morphology Organogels Solvent Role Organogels Thermodynamics Physical Basis of Organogelation Polymer Thermoreversible Gels

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Guenet
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  1. 1.CNRS-Université de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Jean-Michel Guenet 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33176-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33178-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1091
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1105
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