Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter

Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814411851
Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing
Publication date: 05/12/2014
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Dean is a professor of physics at the Laboratoire d’Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine at the Université de Bordeaux, France. He is also the president of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Institute Henri Poincaré, Paris, and in 2006, he was part of the junior promotion of the Institut Universitaire de France. His research interests include the statistical mechanics of soft matter, disordered systems, and stochastic processes.

Jure Dobnikar is a senior scientist at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, and Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia. His current research includes nanoparticle organization in polymer layers, self-assembly and non-equilibrium dynamics of magnetic colloids, the role of multivalent binding in cellular immune response, and modeling of bacterial motility.

Ali Naji is an associate professor of physics at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran. His research interests include Coulomb fluids and highly charged soft and biological matter such as charged polymers, membranes and colloids, electrostatics of DNA complexes, diffusion processes on ruffled biological membranes, and Casimir effect in disordered systems.

Rudolf Podgornik is a professor of physics at the Department of Physics, University of Ljubljana; scientific councillor at the Theoretical Physics Department, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana; and an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA. His main scientific interests are Coulomb systems, soft matter, macromolecular physics, and biophysics.

Table of Contents

Surprising Challenges. Dielectric Profiles and Ion-Specific Effects at Aqueous Interfaces. Coulomb interactions between Disordered Charge Distributions. Coarse-Grained Modeling of Charged Colloidal Suspensions: From Poisson-Boltzmann Theory to Effective Interactions. Dynamic Electric Response of Charged Fibrous Virus (fd) Suspensions: Interactions of Charged Colloidal Rods in AC Electric Fields. Many-Body Interactions in Volloidal Suspensions. Modeling DNA in Nanopores. Aspects of 1D Coulomb Gases. Hydration Repulsion between Polar Surfaces: An Atomistic Simulation Approach. Electrostatics in Electrolytes Expressed in an Exact Formalism Reminiscent of the Poisson-Boltzmann Picture. Interaction between Disordered Heterogeneous Charged Surfaces. Polarizable Surfaces: Weak and Strong Coupling Regimes. A Field Theory Approach for Modeling Electrostatic Interactions in Soft Matter. Legendre Transforms for Electrostatic Energies. Short-Range Disorder and Electrostatic Interactions in Macromolecules. Mean-Field Electrostatics of Still Rod-Like Ions. Extended Poisson–Boltzmann Descriptions of the Electrostatic Double Layer: Implications for Charged Particles at Interfaces. Modeling Electrokinetics through Varying Length and Time Scales. Physics of Counterion Mediated Attractions between Double-Stranded DNAs. Estimation of Solvation Electrostatic Free Energy of Biomolecular Systems by Numerical Solution of the Poisson-Boltzmann Equation. The Electrode-Ionic Liquid Interface: A Molecular Point of View. The Wigner Strong-Coupling Approach. Ionic Liquids and Ionic Liquid+Solvent Mixtures, Studied by Classical Density Functional Theory. Controlling the Fluid-Fluid Mixing-Demixing Phase Transition with Electric Fields. Statistical Thermodynamics of Supercapacitors and Blue Engines. Cluster Phases in Colloids and Proteins. Moderately Coupled Charged Fluids near Dielectric Interfaces and in Confinement.

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