Fundamentals of Soft Matter Science by Linda S. Hirst

By Linda S. Hirst

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9 (a) Small particles bombard a larger (green) particle randomly, giving it a net motion. (b) If we watch the motion of the green particle over time, it can be described as taking a random walk. small particles. It was not until the later 19th century, however, that this phenomenon was related to research being carried out on the kinetic theory of gases and the ideal gas. 4 Interestingly, the idea was not generally accepted at the time because concepts of atoms and molecules were still in their infancy.

Do you think this idea is true? Use the Clausius–Clapeyron equation to investigate. What other factors could contribute to smooth skating? 7. A pollen grain on the surface of a lake appears to move around in a random, jerky motion. Can you explain this observed phenomenon to a high school student? A droplet of red food coloring is added to a 1 L beaker of water. Assuming no other mixing mechanisms, use diffusion to estimate the time it will take for the dye to diffuse throughout the beaker. In an ideal gas, the distribution of molecular speeds is given by the Maxwell distribution function,  m  D (v ) =   2πk BT  32 4 πv 2 e − mv 2 2 k BT where m is the molecular mass, T is the temperature, k is the Boltzmann constant, and v is the molecular speed.

If we want to describe different types of soft matter in terms of their mechanical properties, then we need to review our definition of softness. The ability of a material to deform when subjected to an applied force can be described in terms of measurable physical parameters such as stress and strain. 1 STRESS AND STRAIN The stress on a material, σ is defined as the applied force per unit area, σ= F A Tensile stress results when we pull on an object, trying to stretch it, and compressive stress results from a force in the opposite direction, when we try to compress the material.

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