Soft Condensed Matter, R. L Jones, Oxford University Press.
The book can be bought at Cremona and on the internet, e.g. here.
Selected papers and extracts (handed out during the course)
Unfortunately the book has some typos and also some errors. We have started to collect an Errata for Jones but more work remains. If you find any error, please email Johan.
- Soft Matter Physics, Daud and Williams, Springer Verlag
- The Physics of Polymers, G. Strobl, Springer Verlag
- Thermoreversible networks, K. T. Nijenhuis, Springer Verlag
Interesting extra material:
Articles on glasses:
- Formation of Glasses from Liquids and Biomolecules
C. A. Angell. Science 267, 1924 (1995)
A nice review on the glass transition. Included in the course literature.
- The atomic arrangement in glass.
W. H. Zachariasen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 54, 3841 (1932)
A very old but interesting article on the structure of glasses from the early days.
- Models of the glass transition.
J. Jäckle. Reports on progress in Physics 49, 171 (1986)
A thorough review on the theories of the glass transition.
- Local Structure from Diffraction (1997)
E-book available here on Chalmers library. Follow the link (you might need to install a small program for reading). We recommend the chapter written by A. Soper, page 59 about the structure of glass and how to explore it using neutron scattering.
More on soft matter:
- Understanding foods as soft materials
R. Mezzenga et al Nature Materials 4 729 (2005)
A recent article where the title says it all.
- Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology
WCK Poon. E-book available on Chalmers. The book is edited, each chapter is written by different authors. Might be a good resource for a project work?
- Reference list for further reading on liquid crystals