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Self-assembling Systems : Theory and Simulation (Hardcover) (Li-tang Yan)

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In light of the growing interest in design and synthesis of building blocks for the self-assembly of complex structures,  this book addresses at the field of self-assembly from a theoretical perspective, highlighting the importance of computational studies to support the design of new self-assembling materials with useful structural, mechanical and electrical properties. The book investigates concepts, theoretical methods, and state-of-the-art computational tools and techniques for the simulation of self-assembling systems.

Theoretical studies and simulation methods are essential to realize the targeted ordered structures from designed building blocks, but information on these studies is extremely difficult and time-consuming to find in the current literature. Written by specialists in various disciplines, such as polymers, soft matter, nanoparticle self-assembly and biophysics, this book is the very first to provide comprehensive knowledge in this emerging and important field. It will be a must-have for anyone working in fields related to self-assembling systems, both theoretically and experimentally.

The book is divided into three parts and topics covered include:

Part 1 - Basic Principles of Self-Assembly
• Introduction to theory and simulation for self-assembling systems
• Programmable self-assembly of nanoparticles
• Exploring entropy effects

Part 2 – Methods
• Monte Carlo methods for the directed assembly of nanoparticles
• Self-consistent field theory for phase transitions of soft matter
• Using DDFT for predicting microscopic structure and thermodynamic properties of soft matter and biological systems
• Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations in biological systems
• Hybrid modeling methods in polymer nanocomposites

Part 3 – Emerging topics
• Self-assembly of DNA
• Nanoparticles interacting with cell membranes
• Self-assembly of bock copolymers under external fields
• Self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules
• Dynamical self-assembly of active colloidal systems

Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Li-tang Yan
Language: English
Street Date: December 19, 2016
TCIN: 51562606
UPC: 9781119113140
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-0016

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