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Research Themes

Members of the Edwards Centre for Soft Matter use experiments, theory and simulations to address the science of soft matter systems. Such systems arise in many industrial contexts, such as: foodstuffs, personal care products, paints, energy materials, and display devices. They also arise in many biological contexts.

Materials studied include:

An increasing number of our projects address composite materials, that mix several of the above components to create new functionality:


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Edwards members discover unexpected stability of 'Raspberry' Colloids

Oct 02, 2018

Research Groups in the Physics, Chemistry & Melville laboratories have discovered a new synthesis route to make uniform 'raspberry'-like colloids in a single step reaction. They show that aqueous suspensions of these nano-particles remain stable over a large range of ionic strengths, defying DLVO theory.

David Chandler Linnett Memorial Symposium

Mar 15, 2018

Friday 13th April 11:00-18:00 Pfizer Lecture Theatre

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