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Conference title Soft Interfaces : Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School : Session XCVIII
Date(s), location Jul 2012, Les Houches, France
Editor(s) Bocquet, Lydéric (ed.) ; Quéré, David (ed.) ; Witten, Thomas A (ed.) ; Cugliandolo, Leticia F (ed.)
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
ISBN 9780191831201 (This book at Amazon) (electronic version)
9780198789352 (This book at Amazon) (print version)
DOI e-proceedings: 10.1093/oso/9780198789352.001.0001
Subject category Other Fields of Physics
Abstract Many of the distinctive and useful phenomena of soft matter come from its interaction with interfaces. Examples are the peeling of a strip of adhesive tape, the coating of a surface, the curling of a fiber via capillary forces, or the collapse of a porous sponge. These interfacial phenomena are distinct from the intrinsic behavior of a soft material like a gel or a microemulsion. Yet many forms of interfacial phenomena can be understood via common principles valid for many forms of soft matter. Our goal in organizing this school was to give students a grasp of these common principles and their many ramifications and possibilities. The Les Houches Summer School comprised over fifty 90-minute lectures over four weeks. Four four-lecture courses by Howard Stone, Michael Cates, David Nelson and L. Mahadevan served as an anchor for the program. A number of shorter courses and seminars rounded out the school. This volume collects the lecture notes of the school.


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