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Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology (Scottish Graduate Series) by W.C.K. Poon (Repost)

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Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology (Scottish Graduate Series) by W.C.K. Poon (Repost)

Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology (Scottish Graduate Series) by W.C.K. Poon (Repost)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 1 edition (January 13, 2006) | ISBN: 0750310235 | Pages: 344 | PDF | 11.2 MB

Soft condensed matter physics, which emerged as a distinct branch of physics in the 1990s, studies complex fluids: liquids in which structures with length scale between the molecular and the macroscopic exist. Polymers, liquid crystals, surfactant solutions, and colloids fall into this category. Physicists deal with properties of soft matter systems that are generic and largely independent of chemical details. They are especially fascinated by the way soft matter systems can harness Brownian motion to self-assemble into higher-order structures. Exploring the generic properties of soft matter offers insights into many fundamental questions that cut across a number of disciplines. Although many of these apply to materials and industrial applications, the focus of this volume is on their applications in molecular and cell biology based on the realization that biology is soft matter come alive.

Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology (Scottish Graduate Series) by W.C.K. Poon (Repost)