- 1 Index to the SEAS Soft Matter Wiki
- 2 Selected publications on soft matter and complex fluids - SEAS Faculty
- 3 Applied Physics 225 : Introduction to Soft Matter.
- 4 Lectures for AP225
- 5 Final Project for AP225 Fall 2011
- 6 Applied Physics 226 : Introduction to Soft Matter - Capillarity and Wetting
- 7 Miscellany from the 2008-2009 classes
- 8 Index to the SEAS Soft Matter Wiki
- 9 Most popular pages in the wiki.
- 10 Vocabulary page for APPHY 225 Fall 2009
- 11 Foundational publications by B.V. Derjaguin
Selected publications on soft matter and complex fluids - SEAS Faculty
Within applied physics in SEAS a number of faculty conduct fundamental research on soft matter and complex fluids. They study materials highly deformable by externally applied stresses, electric or magnetic fields, or thermal fluctuations, including polymers, liquid crystals, fluids and complex fluids, surfactants, colloids, foams, and emulsions; they study fluid interfaces and avalanches in granular materials and the non-equilibrium dynamics of disordered systems.
Over the past several years a large number of publications have evolved from this research. The following table contains links to a page for each faculty member and a list of publications on soft matter and/or complex fluids (including some publications by faculty outside SEAS) Over 800 papers!
One goal for courses in soft matter and complex fluids is to prepare students to contribute to this research.
| Joanna Aizenberg
| Michael Brenner
| Philippe Cluzel
| Jene Golovchenko
| L. Mahadevan
| Vinny Manoharan
| Daniel Needleman
| David Nelson
| Peter Pershan
| Sharad Ramanathan
| Frans Spaepen
| Zhigang Suo
| David Weitz
|Outside SEAS||George Whitesides, Physics
| Eric Dufresne, Yale
| Seth Fraden, Brandeis
| Corey O'Hern, Yale
| Chinedum Osuji, Yale
|Howard Stone, Princeton
| And others
Relevant faculty publications were numbered and the numbers grouped to correspond (roughly!) to the course syllabi.
Applied Physics 225 : Introduction to Soft Matter.
Ian D. Morrison
Introduction to soft condensed matter, or “complex fluids,” including polymers, surfactants, emulsions, foams, and biological structures. Emphasis is on physical principles that govern bulk behavior. Students will understand the concepts, experimental techniques, and open questions. Prerequisite: Knowledge of thermodynamics and basic statistical mechanics and some familiarity with phase diagrams and differential equations.
- Each student in APPHY 225 in the fall of 2008 prepared a final wiki entry.
- Each student in APPHY 226 in the spring of 2009 prepared regular wiki entries.
- Each student in APPHY 225 in the fall of 2009 prepared regular wiki entries.
- Each student in APPHY 225 in the fall of 2010 prepared regular wiki entries.
- Each student in APPHY 225 in the fall of 2011 prepared regular wiki entries.
Lectures for AP225
|Week 1||General Introduction|
|Week 2||Surface Forces|
|Weeks 3-4||Capillarity and wetting|
|Weeks 5-6||Polymers and polymer solutions|
|Week 8||Phases and Phase Diagrams|
|Week 9||Charged interfaces|
|Week 10||Thin "soft" films and colloidal stability|
|Week 11||Viscosity, elasticity, and viscoelasticity|
|Week 12||Emulsions and foams|
|Week 13||Soft matter - Course review|
Final Project for AP225 Fall 2011
The keywords created by the class during the semester as they wrote summaries of published papers were are listed here:
Those keywords were parsed for the most important concepts, duplicates removed, and are listed here:
A page has already been created for all. On those pages are links to the papers the class reviewed this semester and to lecture slides.
A more complete listing of topics from the lectures are in this index:
Applied Physics 226 : Introduction to Soft Matter - Capillarity and Wetting
Ian D. Morrison
This introductory course considers phenomena strongly influenced by surface tensions, high curvatures, thin films, diffusion, adsorption, or wetting, which are variously mobile, dynamic, polymeric, transient, or fragile. Emphasis is on the physics, thermodynamics, rheological and scaling laws that govern bulk behavior.
- Textbook for AP226 is:
- Capillarity and wetting phenomena by P.-G. de Gennes, F. Brochard-Wyatt and D. Quéré.
- Class notes are saved as pdf files on the iSites page for APPHY 226.
- Each student in APPHY 226 in the spring of 2009 prepared a weekly entry for the soft-matter wiki (about 130 papers!):
- A take-home final was given.