The Resource P.G. de Gennes' impact on science, Volume 1, Solid state and liquid crystals, editors, Julien Bok, Jacques Prost, Françoise Brochard-Wyart

P.G. de Gennes' impact on science, Volume 1, Solid state and liquid crystals, editors, Julien Bok, Jacques Prost, Françoise Brochard-Wyart

P.G. de Gennes' impact on science, Volume 1, Solid state and liquid crystals
P.G. de Gennes' impact on science
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Volume 1
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Solid state and liquid crystals
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editors, Julien Bok, Jacques Prost, Françoise Brochard-Wyart
This publication, in two volumes, is devoted to the scientific impact of the work of Nobel Laureate, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. It covers the important fields for which de Gennes was renowned : solid state (magnetism and superconductivity), macroscopic random media and percolation, supersolids, liquid crystals, polymers, adhesion and friction, and biophysics. The book brings together internationally renowned experts to contribute their perspectives on the significance of de Gennes' works. They have each selected a definitive paper, which gives the state of the field at the time the paper was published, highlights the paper's importance and provides an analysis of the development of the field right up to the modern day. The insightful perspectives of these scientists make the book both unique and intriguing. This is the first volume devoted to solid state and liquid crystals
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.P4 2009eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Series on directions in condensed matter physics
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v. 18
P.G. de Gennes' impact on science, Volume 1, Solid state and liquid crystals, editors, Julien Bok, Jacques Prost, Françoise Brochard-Wyart
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-181) and index
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1. Crystal structures of insulating surfaces. 1.1. Halide surfaces. 1.2. Oxide surfaces -- 2. Preparation techniques of insulating surfaces. 2.1. Ultra high vacuum. 2.2. Preparation of bulk insulating surfaces. 2.3. Deposition of insulating films, metals and organic molecules -- 3. Scanning probe microscopy in ultra high vacuum. 3.1. Atomic force microscopy. 3.2. Scanning tunneling microscopy. 3.3. Atomistic modeling of SPM -- 4. Scanning probe microscopy on bulk insulating surfaces. 4.1. Halide surfaces. 4.2. Oxide surfaces. 4.3. Modeling AFM on bulk insulating surfaces -- 5. Scanning probe microscopy on thin insulating films. 5.1. Halide films on metals. 5.2. Halide films on semiconductors. 5.3. Heteroepitaxial growth of alkali halide films. 5.4. Oxide films. 5.5. Modeling AFM on thin insulating films -- 6. Interaction of ions, electrons and photons with halide surfaces. 6.1. Ion bombardment of alkali halides. 6.2. Electron and photon stimulated desorption -- 7. Surface patterning with electrons and photons. 7.1. Surface topography modification by electronic excitations. 7.2. Nanoscale pits on alkali halide surfaces -- 8. Surface patterning with ions. 8.1. Ripple formation by ion bombardment. 8.2. A case study : ion beam modifications of KBr surfaces -- 9. Metal deposition on insulating surfaces. 9.1. Metals on halide surfaces. 9.2. Metals on oxide surfaces. 9.3. Metals on thin insulating films. 9.4. Modeling AFM on metal clusters on insulators -- 10. Organic molecules on insulating surfaces. 10.1. Chemical structures of organic molecules. 10.2. Organic molecules on halide surfaces. 10.3. Organic molecules on oxide surfaces. 10.4. Organic molecules on thin insulating films. 10.5. Modeling AFM on organic molecules on insulators -- 11. Scanning probe spectroscopy on insulating surfaces. 11.1. Force spectroscopy on insulating surfaces. 11.2. Tunneling spectroscopy on thin insulating films. 11.3. Tunneling spectroscopy on metal clusters. 11.4. Tunneling spectroscopy on organic molecules -- 12. Nanotribology on insulating surfaces. 12.1. Friction mechanisms at the atomic scale. 12.2. Friction on halide surfaces. 12.3. Nanowear processes on insulating surfaces. 12.4. Modeling nanotribology on insulating surfaces -- 13. Nanomanipulation on insulating surfaces. 13.1. Nanomanipulation experiments on insulating surfaces. 13.2. Modeling nanomanipulation on insulating surfaces
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1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages)
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