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Scattering Methods in Complex Fluids

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  • Date Published: May 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521883801
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  • Summarising recent research on the physics of complex liquids, this in-depth analysis examines the topic of complex liquids from a modern perspective, addressing experimental, computational and theoretical aspects of the field. Selecting only the most interesting contemporary developments in this rich field of research, the authors present multiple examples including aggregation, gel formation and glass transition, in systems undergoing percolation, at criticality, or in supercooled states. Connecting experiments and simulation with key theoretical principles, and covering numerous systems including micelles, micro-emulsions, biological systems, and cement pastes, this unique text is an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers looking to explore and understand the expanding field of complex fluids.

    • Analyses the recent developments in the field of complex liquids
    • Explores the experimental aspects of the physical phenomena through focusing on simulations and examples, both elementary and complex
    • Written by authors at the forefront of knowledge in this field
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    "This is an interesting book … [it] is rich in theory and experiments and can be used as a text for graduate students."
    Prabhat Kumar Mahanti, Zentralblatt MATH

    "… an interesting and rich book that would be very useful to all those who intend to revise or deepen their knowledge about the validity of assumptions, approximations and deductions that constitute the background of scattering theories and their limits. It is richly illustrated by numerous figures …"
    José Teixeira, Journal of Applied Crystallography

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    11th Apr 2015 by CSTsao

    This book is very useful in the research field of scattering technique as material probe.

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    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521883801
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 144 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Scattering and Liquids:
    1. Scattering techniques for the liquid state
    2. Statistical mechanics of the liquid state
    3. Aggregation and cluster formation
    Part II. Structural Arrest:
    4. The theory of slow dynamics in supercooled colloidal solutions
    5. Experiments on structural arrest
    6. Models of gel-forming colloids
    Part III. Water:
    7. Dynamic crossover phenomena in confined water
    8. Dynamic crossover phenomena in other glass-forming liquids
    9. Inelastic neutron scattering in water
    10. Inelastic X-ray scattering spectroscopy
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Sow-Hsin Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Sow-Hsin Chen is Professor Emeritus of Applied Radiation Physics, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specialising in the dynamics of soft condensed matter using thermal neutron, synchrotron x-ray, and laser light spectroscopy methods.

    Piero Tartaglia, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
    Piero Tartaglia is a retired Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Rome 'La Sapienza' and a former member of the Scientific Committee and the Physical Committee of the Italian National Research Council. His research focuses on dynamic properties of complex liquids and liquid systems.

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