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Self-assembling systems : theory and simulation / edited by Li-Tang Yan.

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Chichester, West Sussex, England : Wiley, 2017.
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Subjects:
Self-assembly (Chemistry).
Colloidal crystals.
Polymers.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1 Theoretical Studies and Tailored Computer Simulations in Self-Assembling Systems: A General Aspect; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Emerging Self-Assembling Principles; 1.2.1 Predictive Science and Rational Design of Complex Building Blocks; 1.2.2 Entropy-Driven Ordering and Self-Assembly; 1.2.3 Programmable Self-Assembly; 1.2.4 Self-Assembling Kinetics: Supracolloidal Reaction; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 2 Developing Hybrid Modeling Methods to Simulate Self-Assembly in Polymer Nanocomposites; 2.1 Introduction
2.2 Methodology2.2.1 Dissipative Particle Dynamics; 2.2.2 Polymer Chains, Gels, and Nanoparticles; 2.2.3 Radical Polymerization Model; 2.3 Results and Discussions; 2.3.1 Modeling Bulk Polymerization Using FRP and ATRP; 2.3.2 Modeling Regeneration of Severed Polymer Gels with Interfacially Active Nanorods; 2.3.3 Modeling the Formation of Polymer-Clay Composite Gels; 2.4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3 Theory and Simulation Studies of Self-Assembly of Helical Particles; 3.1 Introduction: Why Hard Helices?; 3.2 Liquid Crystal Phases; 3.3 Hard Helices: A Minimal Model
3.4 Numerical Simulations3.4.1 Monte Carlo in Various Ensembles; 3.4.1.1 Canonical Monte Carlo simulations (NVT-MC); 3.4.1.2 Isothermal-Isobaric Monte Carlo Simulations (NPT-MC); 3.4.2 Details on the MC Simulation of Hard Helices; 3.5 Onsager (Density Functional) Theory; 3.6 Onsager-Like Theory for the Cholesteric and Screw-Nematic Phases; 3.7 Order Parameters and Correlation Functions; 3.7.1 Nematic Order Parameter ; 3.7.2 Screw-Like Nematic Order Parameter; 3.7.3 Smectic Order Parameter; 3.7.4 Hexatic Order Parameter; 3.7.5 Parallel and Perpendicular Pair Correlation Functions
3.8 The Physical Origin of Cholesteric and Screw-Like Order3.9 The Phase Diagram of Hard Helices; 3.9.1 The Equation of State; 3.9.2 Phase Diagrams in the Volume Fraction-Pitch Plane; 3.9.2.1 Phase Diagram for r=0.1; 3.9.2.2 Phase Diagram for r=0.2; 3.9.2.3 Phase Diagram for r=0.4; 3.10 Helical (Bio)Polymers and Colloidal Particles; 3.11 Conclusions and Perspectives; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4 Self-Consistent Field Theory of Self-Assembling Multiblock Copolymers; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Theoretical Framework: Self-Consistent Field Theory of Block Copolymers
4.3 Numerical Methods of SCFT4.3.1 Reciprocal-Space Method; 4.3.2 Real-Space Method; 4.3.3 Pseudo-Spectral Method; 4.3.4 Fourth-Order Pseudo-Spectral Method; 4.4 Application of SCFT to Multiblock Copolymers; 4.5 Conclusions and Discussions; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 5 Simulation Models of Soft Janus and Patchy Particles; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Soft Janus Particle Models; 5.2.1 Soft One-Patch Janus Particle Model; 5.2.2 Soft ABA-Type Triblock Janus Particle Model; 5.2.3 Soft BAB-Type Triblock Janus Particle Model; 5.2.4 Integration Algorithm; 5.3 Soft Patchy Particle Models
5.3.1 The Model
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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Contributor:
Yan, Li-Tang, 1978- editor.
ISBN:
1-119-11315-6
1-119-11317-2
OCLC:
952139357