Special Session on SOFT MATTER AND APPLICATIONS
Soft Matter refers to a set of materials ranging from plastics to liquid crystals through gels, colloid pastes, surfactant solutions, biopolymers, foams. These materials have the ability to deform easily and react to weak physical or chemical stresses. This property derives from the nature of the interaction forces whose amplitude is generally comparable to that of the Brownian forces. Entropy also plays a key role. The competition between enthalpy forces and entropic forces is at the origin of self-assembly phenomena that lead to fascinating structures involving a whole hierarchy of scales of length and time.
Professeur de l'Enseignement Supérieur
Faculté des Sciences, Université Moulay Ismail, Meknès Expert en E-Learning
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