Descrizione (dalla IV di copertina) "This books takes you for a leisurely walk through the 'middle earth' that scientists call soft matter - much smaller thaan what we observe with the naked eye, but not as remote as the esoteric realm of molecules, atoms and fundamental particles. From toys to trainers, our civilization would be very different if we did not have plastic. From milk to paint, what would we do without colloids? We ourselves fall into the category of soft matter, made as we are of a molecular origami of proteins, DNA and other biological compounds. This fascinating exploration reveals what these materials have in common and which aspects of their behavior make them useful in our everyday life. Understanding more about their physical properties will make you marvel at the 'soft' things that surround us. Foreword by Prof. Henk Lekkerkerker, Utrecht University Cover comment by Philip Ball, multi-award winning science writer

Soft Matter. The stuff the dreams are made of.

PIAZZA, ROBERTO
2011

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Descrizione (dalla IV di copertina) "This books takes you for a leisurely walk through the 'middle earth' that scientists call soft matter - much smaller thaan what we observe with the naked eye, but not as remote as the esoteric realm of molecules, atoms and fundamental particles. From toys to trainers, our civilization would be very different if we did not have plastic. From milk to paint, what would we do without colloids? We ourselves fall into the category of soft matter, made as we are of a molecular origami of proteins, DNA and other biological compounds. This fascinating exploration reveals what these materials have in common and which aspects of their behavior make them useful in our everyday life. Understanding more about their physical properties will make you marvel at the 'soft' things that surround us. Foreword by Prof. Henk Lekkerkerker, Utrecht University Cover comment by Philip Ball, multi-award winning science writer
Springer
9789400705845
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