The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications

Modeling of Soft Matter

Editors: Calderer, Maria-Carme T., Terentjev, Eugene M. (Eds.)

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The physics of soft matter - materials such as elastomers, gels, foams and liquid crystals - is an area of intense interest and contemporary study. Moreover, soft matter plays a role in a wide variety of important processes and application. For example, gel swelling and dynamics are an essential part of many biological and individual processes, such as motility mechanisms in bacteria and the transport and absorption of drugs. Ferroelectrics, liquid crystals, and elastomers are being used to design ever faster switching devices. Experimental studies, such as scattering, optical and electron microscopy, have provided a great deal of detailed information on structures. But the integration of mathematical modeling and analysis with experimental approaches promises to greatly increase our understanding of structure-property relationships and constitutive equations. The workshop on Modeling of Soft Matter has taken such an integrated approach. It brought together researchers in applied and computational mathematical fields such as differential equations, dynamical systems, analysis, and fluid and solid mechanics, and scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines relevant to soft matter physics. An important outcome of the workshop has been to identify beautiful and novel scientific problems arising in soft matter that are in need of mathematical modeling and appear amenable to it and so to set the stage for further research. This volume presents a collection of papers representing the key aspects of the topics discussed at depth in the course of the workshop.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • An Energetic Variational Formulation with Phase Field Methods for Interfacial Dynamics of Complex Fluids: Advantages and Challenges

    Feng, James J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Nematic Liquids

    Chan, Chii J. (et al.)

    Pages 27-84

  • Anisotropy and Heterogeneity of Nematic Polymer Nano-Composite Film Properties

    Forest, M. Gregory (et al.)

    Pages 85-97

  • Non-Newtonian Constitutive Equations Using the Orientational Order Parameter

    Pleiner, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 99-109

  • Surface Order Forces in Nematic Liquid Crystals

    Bisi, Fulvio (et al.)

    Pages 111-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling of Soft Matter
Editors
  • Maria-Carme T. Calderer
  • Eugene M. Terentjev
Series Title
The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications
Series Volume
141
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-32153-0
DOI
10.1007/0-387-32153-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-29167-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8758-7
Series ISSN
0940-6573
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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