Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Martin Kröger
    Pages 25-32
  3. Martin Kröger
    Pages 77-89
  4. Martin Kröger
    Pages 91-110
  5. Martin Kröger
    Pages 143-153
  6. Martin Kröger
    Pages 155-168
  7. Martin Kröger
    Pages 169-179
  8. Martin Kröger
    Pages 197-198
  9. Martin Kröger
    Pages 199-204
  10. Martin Kröger
    Pages 205-215
  11. Back Matter

About this book


Models should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. For the physics of polymeric liquids, whose relevant lengths and time scales are out of reach for first principles calculations, this means that we have to choose a minimum set of sufficiently detailed descriptors such as architecture (linear, ring, branched), connectivity, semiflexibility, stretchability, excluded volume, and hydrodynamic interaction. These 'universal' fluids allow the prediction of material properties under external flow- or electrodynamic fields, the results being expressed in terms of reference units, specific for any particular chosen material. This book provides an introduction to the kinetic theory and computer simulation methods needed to handle these models and to interpret the results. Also included are a number of sample applications and computer codes.


anisotropic liquids hydrodynamic interaction nonlinear elasticity polymer polymeric liquids

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