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The Soft Sector in Physics

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Science  13 Aug 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5686, pp. 948
DOI: 10.1126/science.1099510

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Structured Fluids Polymers, Colloids, Surfactants. by Thomas A. Witten with Philip A. Pincus. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. 230 pp. $74.50, £39.95. ISBN 0-19-852688-1.

The authors use a scaling approach to provide a unified, pedagogical introduction to fluids containing polyatomic structures such as polymer molecules or colloidal grains ("soft condensed matter").