Dynamics of Soft Matter [electronic resource] : Neutron Applications / edited by Victoria García Sakai, Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Sow-Hsin Chen.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Neutron Scattering Applications and Techniques: Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2012Description: XIV, 450 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461407270Subject(s): Polymers | Biomaterials | Surfaces (Physics) | Materials Science | Characterization and Evaluation of Materials | Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics | Polymer Sciences | Biophysics and Biological Physics | BiomaterialsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.11 LOC classification: TA404.6Online resources: Click here to access online
Experimental Techniques for the Study of Dynamics in Soft Materials -- Computational Tools to Understand Inelastic and Quasielastic Neutron Scattering Data -- Basic Modes of Motion in Polymers -- Complex Polymers -- Solid Polymer Electrolytes -- Future Perspectives: Moving to Longer Length and Time Scales, from Polymers to Biological Macromolecules -- Structure and Dynamics of Biological Systems: Integration of Neutron Scattering with Computer Simulations -- Protein Dynamics and Function -- Biomolecules and Hydration Water Dynamics -- Lipid Membranes -- Application of Time-resolved SANS to Non-equilibrium Kinetic Studies -- Understanding the Stability of Micellar Systems of Interest for the Study of Glasses, Freezing and Soft Confinement -- Structure and Dynamics of Polymer Nanocomposites -- Surface and Confinement Effects in Nano/Mesoporous Materials -- Understanding Boundary Slip and Anomalies in the Structural and Dynamical Properties of Liquids Under Flow.
Dynamics of Soft Matter: Neutron Applications provides an overview of neutron scattering techniques that measure temporal and spatial correlations simultaneously, at the microscopic and mesoscopic scale. Emphasizing the complementarities of scattering techniques with other spectroscopic ones, this volume also highlights the potential gain in combining with techniques such as rheology, NMR, light scattering, dielectric spectroscopy, as well as synchrotron radiation experiments. Key areas covered include polymer science,biological materials, complex fluids and surface science. Neutron scattering techniques offer answers to new questions arising at the interface of physics, chemistry,and biology. Knowledge of the dynamics at these levels is crucial to understanding the soft matter field, which includes colloids, polymers,membranes, biological macromolecules, foams, emulsions with applications towards biological and biomimetic systems, and phenomena involving wetting, friction,adhesion, or micro- and nano-fluidics. In summary, this book: Explores neutron scattering techniques to examine soft matter at the micro- and mesoscopic scales Examines soft matter, with a focus in polymer science, biological materials, complex fluids and surface science Discusses neutron scattering techniques combined with other spectroscopic methods Dynamics of Soft Matter Neutron Applications is an ideal book for scientists,engineers and advanced students seeking a reference on how neutrons are a key tool to study of the dynamical processes in soft materials.