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PHYS 238: Physics of Soft Matter

An introduction to topics in the interdisciplinary field of soft matter--materials which fall in the liminal space between solids and liquids--studied using a physics perspective. Possible topics include colloids, polymers, viscoelasticity, liquid crystals, biological and natural materials, self-assembly, and surface forces. Prerequisite: Physics 131, 143, 144 or 145
6 credits; NE; Not offered 2021-2022