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Team : Soft Matter


The research program of the Soft Matter team encompasses a broad variety of systems such as liquid crystals, surfactants, polymers, colloids and biomimetic systems. We aim at relating macroscopic properties to microscopic structure. Our research themes are: (i) Physics of biological and biomimetic systems, (ii) Complex interfaces, (iii) Jamming, plasticity and material failure, (iv) Soft matter for agronomy and environment, and (v) Soft Composites.
In each area of research we design model systems from commercial or newly synthesized molecules for better understanding of the phenomena. Various experimental techniques are used in order to get informations on braod length and time scales. Light, X-rays and neutron scattering; optical microscopy, rheology, microfluidics and micromanipulations.
The Soft Condensed Matter Team is currently composed of about 30 scientists (including 13 research fellows and faculty members), see this link. To know more about our reserch activities, please refer to our peer-reviewed articles by clicking here.

Scientific Topics

Physics of biological and biomimetic systems
Complex interfaces
Jamming, plasticity and material failure
Soft matter for agronomy and environment
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Our latest articles: link.
Off-Equilibrium Surface Tension in Colloidal Suspensions (Truzzolillo et al. PRL 2014): Quelle est la tension de surface entre deux fluides miscibles ? Actualités (...)

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We always encourage applications from highly motivated, intelligent and hard-working students and postdoctoral fellows. Note that poorly written, obscure, and mass-mailed applications will not be (...)

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The soft matter team is specialized in experimental studies of soft matter systems. We develop and study our systems using a variety of instruments which are well suited for the characterization (...)

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Links related to soft matter websites

A (non exhaustive) selection of web sites and labs around soft matter research:
Le Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (Paris).
Le Laboratoire de physique des solides (Orsay).
Le Centre (...)

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Position : CR CNRS
Departement: CVN
Team: Soft Matter
Research Topic : Physics of biological and biomimetic systems
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