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Chemomechanical Instabilities in Responsive Materials

  • P. Borckmans
  • P. De Kepper
  • A. R. Khokhlov
  • S. Métens
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. P. De Kepper, J. Boissonade, I. Szalai
    Pages 1-37
  3. J. Boissonade, P. De Kepper
    Pages 95-116
  4. Taiki Tominaga, Yoshihito Osada, Jian Ping Gong
    Pages 117-138
  5. Stéphane Métens, Sébastien Villain, Pierre Borckmans
    Pages 139-173
  6. A. R. Khokhlov, I. Yu. Konotop, I. R. Nasimova, N. G. Rambidi
    Pages 203-219
  7. Chaouqi Misbah
    Pages 251-273

About these proceedings


The present volume includes most of the material of the invited lectures delivered at the NATO Advanced Study Institute “Morphogenesis through the interplay of nonlinear chemical instabilities and elastic active media” held from 2th to 14th July 2007 at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (, in Corsica (France). This traditional place to organize Summer Schools and Workshops in a well equipped secluded location at the border of the Mediterranean sea has, over many years now, earned an increasing deserved reputation. Non-linear dynamics of non equilibrium systems has worked its way into a great number of fields and plays a key role in the understanding of se- organization and emergence phenomena in domains as diverse as chemical reactors, laser physics, fluid dynamics, electronic devices and biological morphogenesis. In the latter case, the viscoelastic properties of tissues are also known to play a key role. The control and formulation of soft responsive or “smart” materials has been a fast growing field of material science, specially in the area of po- mer networks, due to their growing applications in bio-science, chemical sensors, intelligent microfluidic devices, … . Nature is an important p- vider of active materials whether at the level of tissues or at that of s- cellular structures. As a consequence, the fundamental understanding of the physical mechanisms at play in responsive materials also shines light in the understanding of biological artefacts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Borckmans
    • 1
  • P. De Kepper
    • 2
  • A. R. Khokhlov
    • 3
  • S. Métens
    • 4
  1. 1.Service de Chimie Physique et Biologie Théorique Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal Université de BordeauxFrance
  3. 3.Chair of Physics of Polymers and Crystals Moscow State UniversityRussia
  4. 4.Matière et Systèmes Complexes Université Paris 7 — Denis DiderotFrance

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