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Title Non-equilibrium soft matter physics / editors, Shigeyuki Komura, Takao Ohta
Published Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Co., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 422 pages) : illustrations
Series Series in soft condensed matter, 1793-737X ; v. 4
Series in soft condensed matter ; v. 4. 1793-737X
Contents 1. Onsager's variational principle in soft matter dynamics / M. Doi -- 2. Rheo-dielectric behavior of soft matters / H. Watanabe [and others] -- 3. Morphology and rheology of immiscible polymer blends in electric and shear flow fields / H. Orihara -- 4. Dynamical aspects of two-dimensional soft matter / F. Sagues, J. Claret and J. Ignes-Mullol -- 5. Hydrodynamic effects in multicomponent fluid membranes / S. Komura, S. Ramachandran and M. Imai -- 6. Actively twisted polymers and filaments in biology / H. Wada and R.R. Netz -- 7. Dynamics of deformable self-propelled particles: relations with cell migration / M. Sano, M.Y. Matsuo and T. Ohta
Summary Soft matter is a concept which covers polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, amphiphilic molecules, glasses, granular and biological materials. One of the fundamental characteristic features of soft matter is that it exhibits various mesoscopic structures originating from a large number of internal degrees of freedom of each molecule. Due to such intermediate structures, soft matter can easily be brought into non-equilibrium states and cause non-linear responses by imposing external fields such as an electric field, a mechanical stress or a shear flow. Volume 4 of the series in Soft Condensed Matter focuses on the non-linear and non-equilibrium properties of soft matter. It contains a collection of review articles on the current topics of non-equilibrium soft matter physics written by leading experts in the field. The topics dealt with in this volume includes rheology of polymers and liquid crystals, dynamical properties of Langmuir monolayers at the air/water interface, hydrodynamics of membranes and twisted filaments as well as dynamics of deformable self-propelled particles and migration of biological cells. This book serves both as an introduction to students as well as a useful reference to researchers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Condensed matter.
equilibrium (structural analysis concept)
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Condensed Matter.
Condensed matter
Form Electronic book
Author Komura, Shigeyuki
Ōta, T. (Takao), 1949-
LC no. 2012471530
ISBN 9789814360630