Soft Matter Physics: An Introduction

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ISBN: 978-0-387-95267-3 (Print) 978-0-387-21759-8 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-41

    Condensed Matter: General Characteristics, the Chemical Bond, and Particle Interactions

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    Chapter

    Pages 42-75

    Atomic and Molecular Arrangements

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    Chapter

    Pages 76-104

    The Order Parameter: Amplitude and Phase

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    Chapter

    Pages 105-134

    Phase Transitions

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    Chapter

    Pages 135-183

    Elasticity of Mesomorphic Phases

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    Chapter

    Pages 184-222

    Dynamics of Isotropic and Anisotropic Fluids

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    Chapter

    Pages 223-260

    Fractals and Growth Phenomena

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    Chapter

    Pages 261-299

    Dislocations in Solids. Plastic Relaxation

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    Chapter

    Pages 300-336

    Dislocations in Smectic and Columnar Phases

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    Chapter

    Pages 337-387

    Curvature Defects in Smectics and Columnar Phases

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    Chapter

    Pages 388-433

    Disclinations and Topological Point Defects. Fluid Relaxation.

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    Chapter

    Pages 434-471

    Topological Theory of Defects

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    Chapter

    Pages 472-518

    Surface Phenomena

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    Chapter

    Pages 519-559

    Stability of Colloidal Systems

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    Chapter

    Pages 560-604

    Polymers: Structural Properties

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 605-637