This invaluable book explores the delicate interplay between
geometry and statistical mechanics in materials such as
microemulsions, wetting and growth interfaces, bulk lyotropic
liquid crystals, chalcogenide glasses and sheet polymers, using
tools from the fields of polymer physics, differential geometry,
field theory and critical phenomena. Several chapters have been
updated relative to the classic 1989 edition. Moreover, there are
now three entirely... more...