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ACS Symposium #861: Mesoscale Phenomena in Fluid Systemsby Fiona Case
Synopses & Reviews
This book describes experimental and computer modeling techniques to characterize and design mesoscale (nanometer to micron) phenomena, which determine properties of many scientifically and industrially important fluid materials.
Book News Annotation:
Mesoscale describes structures and behaviors at lengths between nanometers and 0.1 micrometers—too large for molecular or atomic characterization methods, but too small to be fully characterized by their bulk behavior or modeled using continuum models. Phenomena at that scale, however, determine the properties of many scientifically and commercially important materials, and it is primarily to industrial research scientists working with such materials that the 25 five papers are addressed. A dozen of them describe experimental techniques for characterizing mesoscale structures. Others discuss mesoscale modeling and simulation methods, and case studies and applications showing how an understanding of mesoscale structure, properties, and phase behavior can be used in materials design. Distributed by Oxford University Press.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Part 1, Characterizing Mesoscale Structure and Phenomena
1. AFM study of trisiloxane surfactant aggregate structures and the solid/liquid Interface, J. Dong, G. Mao, and R. M. Hill
2. Cryo-TEM study of self-aggregation of sodium lithocholate single-molecular walled nanotubules, Y. Talmon et al.
3. Characterizing mesoscale structure and phenomena in fluids using NMR, Peter Stilbs
4. Characterization down to nanometers: Light scattering from proteins and micelles, Ulf Nobbmann
5. Small-angle scattering characterization of block copolymer micelles and lyotropic liquid crystals, Paschalis Alexandridis
6. X-ray scattering studies of long-chain alcohol monolayers at the water-hexane interface, Mark L. Schlossman and Aleksey M. Tikhonov
7. Structure and composition of mixed surfactants at interfaces and in solution, J. Penfold et al.
8. Particle characterization by scattering methods in systems containing different types of aggregates, Tobias Ftterer, Thomas Hellweg and Gerhard. H. Findenegg
9. Aggregation and gelation in colloidal suspensions - time-resolved light and neutron scattering experiments, Peter Schurtenberger et al.
10. Aging of soft glassy materials probed by rheology and light scattering, Eugene Pashkovski et al.
11. Nanoscale vs. macroscale friction in polymers and small-molecule liquids: Studies of anthracene rotation in poly(isobutylene) and poly(dimethylsiloxane), Mark M. Somoza and Mark A. Berg
12. Sculpting nano-scale liquid interfaces, Richard C. Bell, Hanfu Wang, Martin J. Iedema and James P. Cowin
Part 2, Predicting Mesoscale Structure and Phenomena
13. Modeling structure and properties in mesoscale fluid systems, Peter V Coveney
14. Mesoscale simulations: industrial applications, Simon McGrother, Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, and Lam Yeng Ming
15. Application of DPD to materials physics problems in polymer and surfactant science, Massimo G. Noro, Frederico Meneghini and Patrick B. Warren
16. Dynamics of phase separation in polymeric systems, G. J. A. Sevink, A.V. Zvelindovsky, and J.G.E.M. Fraaije
17. Simulations of polymer solutions, a field-theoretic approach, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Andr G Moreira, and Glenn H. Fredrickson
18. Modeling mechanical properties of resins prepared by sol-gel chemistry, Stelian Grigoras
19. Phenomenological GCMC simulation of self-assembled mesostructures, James T. Kindt
20. Study of the effects of added salts on micellization of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) surfactant, B. Lin, S. Mohanty, A. McCormick, and H. T. Davis
Part 3, Applications of Mesoscale Phenomena
21. Formation of multi-lamellar vesicles from ethylene oxide/1,2-butylene oxide diblock copolymers, J. Keith Harris, Gene D. Rose, and Merlin L. Bruening
22. Cubosome formation via dilution - kinetic effects and consumer product implications, Patrick T. Spicer
23. Importance of mesoscopic structures in the development of advanced materials, Cristina U. Thomas et al.
24. Impact of micellar structure and phase behavior on rheology and performance in superwetting cleaners, Guy Broze and Fiona Case
25. Emulsions or microemulsions: Phase diagrams and their importance for optimal formulations, Ingegrd Johansson and O Boen Ho
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