## Soft order in physical systems |

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The equilibrium state of the layer corresponds to a minimum of the

per chain, Fc^ain- In turn, Fc/,ain incorporates two contributions: An elastic term,

Fei, allowing for the loss of configurational entropy upon stretching and an ...

The equilibrium state of the layer corresponds to a minimum of the

**free energy**per chain, Fc^ain- In turn, Fc/,ain incorporates two contributions: An elastic term,

Fei, allowing for the loss of configurational entropy upon stretching and an ...

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The inflection points of the

temperature-composition curve (Fig.2.). The spinodal represents the boundary

between the areas of metastable and unstable solutions. Within the metastable ...

The inflection points of the

**free**-**energy**curve define points of the spinodal in thetemperature-composition curve (Fig.2.). The spinodal represents the boundary

between the areas of metastable and unstable solutions. Within the metastable ...

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In particular, the tilt of the major axis of the LCP with respect to the surface

becomes important as a route to lower the

Furthermore, the tilt occurs as a second order phase transition. These effects

involve an extra ...

In particular, the tilt of the major axis of the LCP with respect to the surface

becomes important as a route to lower the

**free energy**of the system6'9.Furthermore, the tilt occurs as a second order phase transition. These effects

involve an extra ...

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### Contents

An Historical Perspective Une Perspective Historique | 1 |

An Introduction | 33 |

The Adhesion Between Elastomers | 57 |

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