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Soft Functional Materials

From Formation Mechanisms to Micro-Nano Scale Architectures

By Jing Liang Li, Xiang Yang Liu

CRC Press – 2015 – 248 pages

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    978-1-43-987562-9
    January 15th 2015
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Description

Covering all aspects of soft functional materials, from fundamentals to engineering and applications, this comprehensive text outlines a step-by-step approach to refining the function and performance of small-molecule physical gels by tuning the network structure of the materials. Combining materials formation, engineering principles and approaches, and product design, it addresses a broad range of applications, including drug delivery, home and personal care, catalysis, and tissue engineering. A full-color insert illustrates key ideas and facilitates a complete understanding of the concepts.

Contents

Classification of the network structures of supramolecular soft functional materials.

Thermodynamics and kinetics of fiber network formation

Solubility: the role of solvent in fiber formation

The network formation mechanism

Micro/nanoscale engineering criteria and strategies for fiber and domain networks

Thermodynamic approach

Additive-mediated nudeation and fiber branching

Ultrasound-stimulated gelation

Photo switch able gelation

Phase selective gelation

Volume effect

Applications

Drug delivery

Tissue engineering

Templating the fabrication of nanostructures

Nanocaging for controlling nanopartide formation

Name: Soft Functional Materials: From Formation Mechanisms to Micro-Nano Scale Architectures (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Jing Liang Li, Xiang Yang Liu. Covering all aspects of soft functional materials, from fundamentals to engineering and applications, this comprehensive text outlines a step-by-step approach to refining the function and performance of small-molecule physical gels by tuning the network...
Categories: Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Polymer Science