Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

A The Future of "Soft Matter Physics"

  1. Apr 7, 2018 #1
    Hi all,

    I am trying to learn more about this field. Whether you work or have worked in this area or not, I would like to know where Soft Matter is going in terms of theory and applications.

    Thanks,
    A.D.

    *I apologize in advance if there are already many threads specifically addressing this or if the aggregate of a selection of threads sufficiently addresses this.*
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 9, 2018 #2

    berkeman

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Could you please post some links to the reading you have been doing about this subject so far? Thanks.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2018 #3
    Hello,

    I started out with wikipedia, but have then been looking at university soft matter research groups and other material. WIthin those links I have skimmed through some of their publications.

    Here are a few links:

    https://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/icmcs/research-themes/soft-matter-physics
    https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1991/gennes-lecture.pdf
    https://physics.georgetown.edu/research/soft-condensed-matter
    https://www.physics.gatech.edu/research/activities/soft-matter
    http://www.softmatterworld.org/conferences/index.html#conf2.html

    Thanks,
    AD
     
  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:50 PM #4

    TeethWhitener

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    You’ll have to be more specific. Soft matter is an enormous field. Are there any specific areas or problems that interest you?
     
  6. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:07 AM #5
    I am interested in applications of SMP in electronics and mechanical/aerospace applications. I have read one paper on optical shock waves in silica aerogels from the University of Rome. I thought it was really neat and would like to find more things like that. However, I am also eager on just learning about other applications. So all information on it is welcome really .

    Please let me know what further information is needed to render this discussion more useful to the general community. I apologize for my poor forum mannerisms.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2018 at 2:41 PM #6

    ZapperZ

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    "Optical shock waves in aerogels"? Isn't this just Cerenkov radiation?

    Zz.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Loading...