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Andreev Reflection and Related Studies in Low-Dimensional Superconducting Systems  

D. Daghero, G.A. Ummarino, and R.S. Gonnelli

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This article investigates the potential of the point contact Andreev reflection spectroscopy (PCARS) technique for measuring the symmetry of the energy gap and other key parameters of ... More

Barriers in Josephson Junctions: An Overview  

M.P. Weides

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This article considers Josephson junction barriers, focusing on barriers made from insulators, metals, semiconductors, magnets, and nanowires. The main characteristic of Josephson ... More

Biological Fluid Interfaces and Membranes  

Aidan T. Brown and Pietro Cicuta

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article examines the properties of biological fluid interfaces and membranes, with particular emphasis on monolayers and bilayers. There are several examples of interfaces between ... More

Block Copolymers: Thermodynamics, Dynamics, and Small-Angle Scattering  

Lee M. Trask, Nacu Hernandez, and Eric W. Cochran

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article explores the dynamics, thermodynamics, and small-angle scattering of block copolymers. The goal is to determine what drives the applications of block copolymers, i.e. how ... More

Cell Cytoskeleton  

Matthieu Piel and Raphael Voituriez

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article examines the ‘active’ part of the cell cytoskeleton — which mostly corresponds to actin and tubulin polymers and associated molecular motors — using theoretical tools derived ... More

Colloidal Suspensions  

Wilson C. K. Poon

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article deals with the fundamentals of colloid science, with particular emphasis on the interplay of energy and entropy factors in forming colloidal suspensions. It first considers ... More

Dynamics of Entangled Polymers  

Ronald G. Larson and Zuowei Wang

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article explores the dynamics of entangled polymers, with particular emphasis on how the unusual and often dramatic mechanical properties of concentrated polymer systems are ... More

Elastomers and Rubberlike Elasticity  

James E. Mark and Burak Erman

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article focuses on the rubberlike elasticity of elastomers, with particular emphasis on rubberlike materials that exhibit high deformability and recoverability. It begins with a ... More

Fluid Transport in Gels  

Masao Doi

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article examines fluid transport and solvent dynamics in polymer gels, in equilibrium and under mechanical stress, and the effect of fluids on gel deformation. It also introduces a ... More

Foams  

Denis Weaire and Stefan Hutzler

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article focuses on foams, which consist of gas bubbles surrounded by liquid and closely packed together so that they are in contact with each other. As a mixture of two fluids, a foam ... More

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