Physics of Finely Divided Matter

Proceedings of the Winter School, Les Houches, France, March 25–April 5, 1985

  • Nino Boccara
  • Mohamed Daoud
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction to Chemical and Physical Gels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henri Benoit
      Pages 2-15
    3. M. Rinaudo
      Pages 16-20
    4. Madeleine Djabourov
      Pages 21-23
    5. H. Van Damme, P. Levitz, J. J. Fripiat, J. F. Alcover, L. Gatineau, F. Bergaya
      Pages 24-30
    6. D. W. Schaefer, J. E. Martin, A. J. Hurd, K. D. Keefer
      Pages 31-37
  3. Microemulsions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. P. Pincus, S. Safran, S. Alexander, D. Hone
      Pages 40-45
    3. A. M. Cazabat, D. Chatenay, P. Guering, D. Langevin, J. Meunier, W. Urbach
      Pages 46-50
  4. Packings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. D. Bideau, J. P. Troadec, J. Lemaitre, L. Oger
      Pages 76-81
  5. Percolation

  6. Properties of Branched Polymers and Gels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. W. Burchard, A. Thurn, E. Wachenfeld
      Pages 128-134
    3. J. P. Cohen-Addad
      Pages 154-159
  7. Elastic and Dielectric Properties of ill-connected Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. P. N. Sen, S. Feng, B. I. Halperin, M. F. Thorpe
      Pages 171-179
    3. Itzhak Webman
      Pages 180-187
    4. L. Benguigui
      Pages 188-192
    5. J. P. Clerc, G. Giraud, J. M. Laugier, J. M. Luck
      Pages 193-201
    6. A. Le Mehauté, L. Fruchter
      Pages 206-209
  8. Aggregation and Instability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. T. A. Witten
      Pages 212-230
    3. R. Botet, M. Kolb, R. Jullien
      Pages 231-237
    4. Fereydoon Family, Tamas Vicsek
      Pages 238-244
    5. Gerard Daccord, Johann Nittmann, H. E. Stanley
      Pages 245-251
    6. J. V. Maher
      Pages 252-257
  9. Flow and Diffusion in Porous Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. C. Baudet, E. Charlaix, E. Clément, E. Guyon, J. P. Hulin, C. Leroy
      Pages 260-279
    3. David Wilkinson
      Pages 280-288
    4. Jean-Claude Bacri, Dominique Salin
      Pages 295-305
    5. Guy Bonnet, Jean-Louis Auriault
      Pages 306-316
  10. Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343

About these proceedings


The Second Winter School on the "~hysics of Finely Divided Matter" was held at the Centre de Physique des Houches from 25 March to 5 April 1985. This meeting brought together experts from the areas of gels and porous media. People with different backgrounds - chemists, physicists - from university as well as industrial labora­ tories, had the opportunity to compare their most recent experimental and theoreti­ cal results. Although the experimental situations and techniques may seem at first sight unrelated, the theoretical interpretations are very similar and may be divided roughly into two categories: percolation and aggregation. These are present for the description of the synthesis of some gels as well as for a description of the struc­ ture of packings. They are also a precious help for understanding flows in porous media and hydrodynamic instabilities such as viscous fingering. A different aspect, still in its early stages, deals with the influence of a ran­ dom medium on a phase transition. This leads to metastable states and is interpreted in terms of random fields. The following topics were covered: introduction to physical and chemical gels structure of packings and porous media microemulsions percol ati on aggregation elastic and dielectric properties of ill-connected media properties of gels near and far from the gelation threshold flow, diffusion and dispersion in porous media transitions in porous media. Most of these are rapidly growing subjects, and we hope that these proceedings will serve as a reference for those entering this fascinating area.


biopolymer crystal diffusion dispersion dynamics elasticity mechanical property minerals multiphase flow neutron diffraction phase transition polymer scattering surfaces transitions

Editors and affiliations

  • Nino Boccara
    • 1
  • Mohamed Daoud
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre de PhysiqueUniversité Scientifique et Médicale de GrenobleLes HouchesFrance
  2. 2.Commissariat à I’Energie Atomique Service de Spectrometrie et Diffraction Neutroniques C. E. N. SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-93303-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93301-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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