Soft Matter: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Tom McLeish
English | October 29th, 2020 | ISBN: 0198807139 | 176 pages | EPUB | 2.87 MB
Soft Matter science is concerned with soft materials such as polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, and foams, and has emerged as a rich interdisciplinary field over the last 30 years. Drawing on physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, soft matter links fundamental scientific ideas to everyday phenomena. One such example is 'polymers', encountered in plastic materials and melted cheese, which illustrate how 'sliminess' emerges from the flow and form of giant molecules.