Condensed Matter Physics

Crystals, Liquids, Liquid Crystals, and Polymers

  • Gert Strobl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Gert Strobl
    Pages 1-67
  3. Gert Strobl
    Pages 69-126
  4. Gert Strobl
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  5. Gert Strobl
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-379

About this book


Derived from lectures at the University of Freiburg, this textbook introduces solid-state physics as well as the physics of liquids, liquid crystals and polymers. The five chapters deal with the key characteristics of condensed matter: structures, susceptibilities, molecular fields, currents, and dynamics. The author strives to present and explain coherently the terms and concepts associated with the main properties and characteristics of condensed matter, while minimizing attention to extraneous details. As a result, this text provides the firm and broad basis of understanding that readers require for further study and research.


Condensed materials Crystals Physics Polymer Solid state crystal liquid

Authors and affiliations

  • Gert Strobl
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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00353-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18558-8
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