Springer Theses

Towards Autonomous Soft Matter Systems

Experiments on Membranes and Active Emulsions

Authors: Thutupalli, Shashi

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation, Germany
  • Develops novel experimental systems and techniques aimed at building futuristic soft functional matter
  • A cross-disciplinary work that is broadly applicable to research and development in physics, chemistry, biology and engineering
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This book focuses on the assembly, organization and resultant collective dynamics of soft matter systems maintained away from equilibrium by an energy flux. Living matter is the ultimate example of such systems, which are comprised of different constituents on very different scales (ions, nucleic acids, proteins, cells). The result of their diverse interactions, maintained using the energy from physiological processes, is a fantastically well-organized and dynamic whole. This work describes results from minimal, biomimetic systems and primarily investigates membranes and active emulsions, as well as key aspects of both soft matter and non-equilibrium phenomena. It is shown that these minimal reconstitutions are already capable of a range of complex behaviour such as nonlinear electric responses, chemical communication and locomotion. These studies will bring us closer to a fundamental understanding of complex systems by reconstituting key aspects of their form and function in simple model systems. Further, they may also serve as the first technological steps towards artificial soft functional matter.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Thutupalli, Shashi

    Pages 1-10

  • Microfluidic Membrane Networks

    Thutupalli, Shashi

    Pages 11-27

  • Electrostatic Interactions in Membrane Fusion

    Thutupalli, Shashi

    Pages 29-48

  • Phase Contrast X-Ray Imaging of Lipid Membranes

    Thutupalli, Shashi

    Pages 49-63

  • Oscillating Droplets: Chemical Micro-Oscillators

    Thutupalli, Shashi

    Pages 65-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Autonomous Soft Matter Systems
Book Subtitle
Experiments on Membranes and Active Emulsions
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00735-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00735-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00734-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34612-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 127
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
Topics