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Nato Science Series II:
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Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystals and Polymers

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Computational Methods for Polymers and Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Erice, Italy. 16-22 July 2003

Editors: Pasini, Paolo, Zannoni, Claudio, Žumer, Slobodan (Eds.)

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Liquid crystals, polymers and polymer liquid crystals are soft condensed matter systems of major technological and scientific interest. An understanding of the macroscopic properties of these complex systems and of their many and interesting peculiarities at the molecular level can nowadays only be attained using computer simulations and statistical mechanical theories. Both in the Liquid Crystal and Polymer fields a considerable amount of simulation work has been done in the last few years with various classes of models at different special resolutions, ranging from atomistic to molecular and coarse-grained lattice models. Each of the two fields has developed its own set of tools and specialized procedures and the book aims to provide a state of the art review of the computer simulation studies of polymers and liquid crystals. This is of great importance in view of a potential cross-fertilization between these connected areas which is particularly apparent for a number of experimental systems like, e.g. polymer liquid crystals and anisotropic gels where the different fields necessarily merge. An effort has been made to assess the possibilities of a coherent description of the themes that have developed independently, and to compare and extend the theoretical and computational techniques put forward in the different areas.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Lattice Spin Models of Polymer- Dispersed Liquid Crystals

    Pages 1-25

    Chiccoli, Cesare (et al.)

  • Nematics with Dispersed Polymer Networks: From Lattice Spin Models to Experimental Observables

    Pages 27-55

    Chiccoli, Cesare (et al.)

  • Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystal Polymers and Dendrimers

    Pages 57-81

    Wilson, Mark R. (et al.)

  • Monte Carlo Simulations of Liquids of Mesogenic Oligomers

    Pages 83-108

    Vacatello, Michele (et al.)

  • Molecular Arrangements in Polymer-Nanofiller Systems

    Pages 109-133

    Vacatello, Michele (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystals and Polymers
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Computational Methods for Polymers and Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Erice, Italy. 16-22 July 2003
Editors
  • Paolo Pasini
  • Claudio Zannoni
  • Slobodan Žumer
Series Title
Nato Science Series II:
Series Volume
177
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2760-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2760-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2758-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2759-8
Series ISSN
1568-2609
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 364
Topics