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SOFT MATTER

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Soft matter is inherently nonlinear stuff, this is partly because of the pre-eminent role played by the hydrogen bond and the hydrophobic interaction in the processes involving soft materials. The ... More


MODELS OF MANY-CHAIN SYSTEMS

Glenn H. Fredrickson

in The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses methods for converting the many body problem in interacting polymer fluids to a statistical field theory. Auxiliary field transforms are introduced, that decouple interactions ... More


THE COARSE GRAINED APPROACH IN POLYMER PHYSICS

Y. Oono and T. Ohta

in Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses Sam Edwards' extension of polymer theory beyond dilute solutions through to block co-polymer melts.


Ballistic Phase of Self-Interacting Random Walks

Dmitry Ioffe and Yvan Velenik

in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239252
eISBN:
9780191716911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

The chapter presents a unified approach to a study of ballistic phase for a large family of self-interacting random walks with a drift and self-interacting polymers with an external stretching force. ... More


SENSORS AND ACTUATORS FOR SMART STRUCTURES

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter goes into detail on the materials best suited for applications in, and as sensors and actuators in smart structures. The discussion is divided into ferroics, soft matter, and ... More


Surface Molecular Property Control

Robin L. Garrell and Heather D. Maynard

in Micro/Nano Technology Systems for Biomedical Applications: Microfluidics, Optics, and Surface Chemistry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199219698
eISBN:
9780191594229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219698.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

Current technologies to modify surfaces and control the surface properties are reviewed, with particular emphasis on alterations for biomedical and bioanalytical applications. A brief tutorial on the ... More


SAM EDWARDS AND THE STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF RUBBER

Paul M. Goldbart and Nigel Goldenfeld

in Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The statistical mechanics of cross-linked macromolecules requires simultaneous treatment of random polymer configurations, excluded-volume interactions, and the quenched disorder of the cross-links, ... More


THE DOI–EDWARDS THEORY

W. W. Graessley and T. C. B. McLeish

in Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Doi and Edwards devised an important new theory of polymer motion in dense melts, revolutionizing conceptual understanding and providing a universal framework on which to develop the theory of the ... More


Principles of systematic upscaling

Achi Brandt

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Building on the complementary advantages of Renormalization Group (RG) and multigrid (MG) methods, Systematic Upscaling (SU) comprises rigorous procedures for deriving suitable variables and ... More


Supramolecular Structural Chemistry

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter on supramolecular chemistry is the longest one in the book. According to J.-M. Lehn, who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with D. J. Cram and C. J. Pedersen, supramolecular ... More


Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

David Sherrington

Paul Goldbart and Nigel Goldenfeld (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The collection of trails blazed by Sam Edwards during half a century of fundamental research in theoretical physics is truly astonishing. He led theoretical physics into uncharted territories from ... More


APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRON TOMOGRAPHY

Paul A. Midgley, Matthew Weyland, and Heiko Stegmann

in Advanced Tomographic Methods in Materials Research and Engineering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213245
eISBN:
9780191707582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213245.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents some applications of electron tomography in materials research and in the semiconductor industry. These include applications in heterogeneous catalyst, polymers, nanotubes and ... More


REPRINT THE STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF POLYMERS WITH EXCLUDED VOLUME

S. F. Edwards

in Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents a paper that studies the probability distribution of the configurations of a polymer consisting of freely hinged links of length l and excluded volume v. It is shown that the ... More


THE ENTRY OF FIELD THEORY INTO POLYMER SCIENCE

R. C. Ball

in Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Two papers by Sam Edwards in 1965-66 changed the face of polymer theory with the introduction of field theoretical methods. Using these, he identified what is now known as universal regimes and ... More


REPRINT THE THEORY OF POLYMER SOLUTIONS AT INTERMEDIATE CONCENTRATION

S. F. Edwards

in Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents a paper arguing that polymer solutions can be classified into three broad types which may be characterized in terms of N the total number of (micro) molecules, n the number of ... More


IDEAL CHAIN MODELS

Glenn H. Fredrickson

in The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses elementary statistical mechanical models of ideal chains, i.e., polymers in isolation and not experiencing interactions with other polymers. Freely jointed and bead-spring ... More


SINGLE CHAINS IN EXTERNAL FIELDS

Glenn H. Fredrickson

in The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines the subject of polymers experiencing external potential fields that vary in space. The statistical mechanical problem is reduced to the solution of Fokker-Planck equations, and ... More


BEYOND MEAN-FIELD THEORY

Glenn H. Fredrickson

in The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter describes analytical and numerical methods for analyzing polymer field theory models beyond the mean-field approximation. Analytical treatments of field fluctuations at the Gaussian ... More


Ferroelectric polymers

Robert Blinc

in Advanced Ferroelectricity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199570942
eISBN:
9780191728631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570942.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The physical properties of ferroelectric polymers, like polyvinylidene fluoride and its copolymers are briefly discussed. It is shown that polar nanoclusters are induced either by compositional ... More


REPRINT STATISTICAL MECHANICS WITH TOPOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS: II

S. F. Edwards

in Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528531
eISBN:
9780191713415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents a paper showing that the full specification of an assembly of long flexible molecules, needed for a statistical-mechanical study, requires an infinite set of topological ... More


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