Instructor: Reza Ejtehadi
Time: Sunday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 12:00
Room: Physics 412
First lecture: Sunday, September 25st, 2005 (3 Mehr)
Last lecture: Sunday, January 2th, 2006 (11 Day)
What does soft matter mean?
If you are not a "search engine", "spy
tool", or "machine
viewer" then you are a "soft matter machine".
To have a better idea about what is categorized as soft matter I recommend you to read following articles:
1. M. E. Cate, Soft Condensed Matter, cond-mat/0411650.
2. P. G. de Gennes, Soft Matter, Rev. Mod. Phys. 64, 645 (1992).
3. T. A. Witten, Insights from soft
condensed matter, Rev.
Mod. Phys. 71, S367 (1999).
Condensed Matter by Richard A L
Principles of Condensed Matter Physics by P M Chaikin, T C Lubensky (sections 1,2 and 6).
Statistical Thermodynamics of Surfaces, Interfaces, and Membranes by A Safran.
Matter Physics: An Introduction by Maurice Kleman, Oleg D
Biological Physics by Philip Nelson.
Structured Fluids: Polymers, Colloids, Surfactants by Thomas A Witten.
Intermolecular and Surface Forces by J
This is the first time that I am going to lecture this course. I hope to be able to cover following subjects. The list is not time ordered.
· Soft matter
· Phase transition
· Polymers and Gels
· Liquid Crystals
· Self assembly
· Biological macromolecules
· Homework 40%
· Final exam 60%
· Bonus; demonstrations 10%
Interaction between two coloidal particles with radial anchoring boundry condition in a nematic liquid crystal. Following papers may be found helpful.
· Due time: 84/9/29
· Due: January 10th, 5:00 PM