NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

Complexity in Chemistry and Beyond: Interplay Theory and Experiment

New and Old Aspects of Complexity in Modern Research

Editors: Hill, Craig, Musaev, Djamaladdin G. (Eds.)

  • Provides different views of complexity ranging from classical ones involving dissipative processes, emergences and such phenomena, to structure and function in new types of materials.
  • Examines the synthetic materials with perhaps the highest known controllable complexity: the polyoxometalates.
  • Addresses philosophical, experimental and computational perspectives on complexity.
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Complexity occurs in biological and synthetic systems alike.  This general phenomenon has been addressed in recent publications by investigators in disciplines ranging from chemistry and biology to psychology and philosophy.  Studies of complexity for molecular scientists have focussed on breaking symmetry, dissipative processes, and emergence.  Investigators in the social and medical sciences have focused on neurophenomenology, cognitive approaches and self-consciousness.  Complexity in both structure and function is inherent in many scientific disciplines of current significance and also in technologies of current importance that are rapidly evolving to address global societal needs.  Several of these multifaceted scientific disciplines are addressed in this book including complexity from the general and philosophical perspective, magnetic phenomena, control of self assembly and function in large multicomponent clusters, application of theory to probe structure and mechanism in highly complex molecular species, and the design of multifunctional nanoscale molecules of value in decontamination and solar fuels research.  Each chapter is both a review and addresses some ongoing challenges, thus each should provide a good preparation for further work in these highly active areas of research endeavour. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Challenges of Complexity in Chemistry and Beyond

    Mainzer, Klaus

    Pages 1-28

  • Emergence, Breaking Symmetry and Neurophenomenology as Pillars of Chemical Tenets

    Dei, Andrea

    Pages 29-47

  • Complexity in Molecular Magnetism

    Gatteschi, Dante (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • Rational Design of Single-Molecule Magnets

    Glaser, Thorsten

    Pages 73-90

  • Emergence in Inorganic Polyoxometalate Cluster Systems: From Dissipative Dynamics to Artificial Life

    Cronin, Leroy

    Pages 91-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complexity in Chemistry and Beyond: Interplay Theory and Experiment
Book Subtitle
New and Old Aspects of Complexity in Modern Research
Editors
  • Craig Hill
  • Djamaladdin G. Musaev
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5548-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5548-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5547-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5550-5
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
165 b/w illustrations
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