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Author Mitov, Michel.
Uniform Title Matière sensible. Engilsh.
Title Sensitive matter : foams, gels, liquid crystals, and other miracles / Michel Mitov ; translated by Giselle Weiss.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  QC173.458.S62 M5813 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 184 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Matter, are you there? -- Sensitive matter, divine matter? -- Let us praise sensitivity, a unifying virtue -- Conciliation : the art of resolving conflicts. Peacemaking among enemies-- easy when a mediator is involved ; Dissolving fat in water : a question of organization ; Don't mix, associate! -- Revelation : the little additive that changes everything. Rubber : a story nearly cut short ; The firefighter's jet stream : reach for the sky ; The glamorous affair of gas and liquid ; Down with foam! ; Breathing : an unseen triumph ; Familiarity and distance : colloids ; Sensitive cooking -- Adaptation : responding to the environment. A cell, though not a prison ; Putting drug delivery on controlled release ; Perpetual sensitivity : granular matter ; Liquefaction of the "blood" of St. Januarius.
Summary Discusses the importance of soft matter as one of the necessities of life and examines the versatility of such materials as red blood globules, lung fluid, and membranes.
Subject Soft condensed matter.
ISBN 0674064569 (alk. paper)
9780674064560 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 758384066