Soft Matter Physics





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Introduction to Soft Matter, Forces, energies and timescales in soft matter, Thermodynamic aspects of intermolecular forces, van der Walls force, Hydrophobic and hydrophilic interaction, Interfacial phenomenon; wetting, adhesion and friction, Mechanical properties, Introduction to complex fluids, Fluid flow and hydrodynamic instabilities, Foams and emulsions, Polymers, colloids and Surfactants, Liquid crystals, Self assembly in soft matter, Experimental tools for soft matter.





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