This book is devoted to a broadly developed analysis of multifunctional hybrid materials, such as magnetoactive elastomers, magnetic gels and magnetorheological materials. It is so extensive and thorough that it would be impossible to even briefly describe the many valuable topics covered and their connections to applications in electronics, materials science and actuation.
The care, clarity and scholarship of most of the chapters contained in the book are meritorious. Although some of the material is quite technical due to the generality of the problems, it will be of interest to a great variety of readers, including graduate students and experts in the field. The book has gone straight to the top of my reading recommendation for my students interested in applied physics.
Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.
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