Fundamentals of Soft Matter Science by Linda S. Hirst

By Linda S. Hirst

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As a result of these interactions, spontaneous assembly may occur. The processes that lead to this self-assembly can be thought of in two different ways: 1. Formation of a thermodynamically stable uniform phase or 2. Aggregation of a structure by some diffusive process. We have already discussed the first of these by considering the solid, liquid, and gas phases. These phases, among others, spontaneously form as a result of the competing effects of thermal fluctuations and inter­molecular forces, leading to a uniform material structure.

An interesting example of this effect can be observed using a thick mixture of cornstarch (corn flour) with water. This simple mixture exhibits different properties depending on shear rate. If the mixture is prepared to the correct concentration, the resulting goo will flow like a liquid when poured slowly but behave like a solid and even break when deformed rapidly. This behavior stems from the microstructure of the starch/water mixture; starch particles cluster and jam at high shear rates, creating a solid-like response.

17 A material under shear stress. Dashed lines indicate the ­original shape of the material. Chapter 1 – Introduction 27 where l is the original length of the material, and Δl is the change in length after the application of the force. Stress and strain are related by the Young’s modulus Y, where Y= σ Fl = ε A∆ l By rearranging this formula to resemble Hooke’s law, we can see that F= YA ∆ l l so the elastic modulus defined in Hooke’s law k is related to the Young’s modulus by the following equation: k= YA l Elastic materials deform linearly according to Hooke’s law, and as they are stretched their constituent molecules become displaced from their equilibrium positions.

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