Special Issue "Multiscale Simulations in Soft Matter"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)
Prof. Dr. Martin Kröger
Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: computational polymer physics; complex liquids; anisotropic liquids; coarse-graining issues; new simulation methods; nonequilibrium phenomena; polymer brushes, melts, solutions, gels, and networks; dendritic structures; scaling concepts; topology; pattern recognition; molecular dynamics
Multiscale modeling is interdisciplinary. Dynamics of complex, soft and biological materials typically exhibits large-scale, ultra-slow time evolution which can easily become several orders larger than typical microscopic length and time scales. Concepts and effective simulation methods bridging between different length and time scales are strongly desired. This issue aims to review the current state of the art in multi-scale simulations for bio- and soft materials and to highlight latest advances in applications and methodologies. The topical themes include computational methods for intermolecular forces, computational modelings for fluids, bio- and soft materials, coarse-graining methods, hybrid methods of micro/meso/macro simulations, non-equilibrium simulations, etc.
Prof. Dr. Martin Kröger
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