Bottom-Up Self-Organization in Supramolecular Soft Matter

Principles and Prototypical Examples of Recent Advances

  • Stefan C. Müller
  • Jürgen Parisi

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 217)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tomohiko Yamaguchi, Nobuhiko Suematsu, Hitoshi Mahara
    Pages 1-10
  3. Martin Kraska, Björn Kuttich, Bernd Stühn
    Pages 11-64
  4. Patricia Dähmlow, Chaiya Luengviriya, Stefan C. Müller
    Pages 65-82
  5. L. V. Govor, J. Parisi
    Pages 83-99
  6. Y. De Decker, D. Bullara, C. Barroo, T. Visart de Bocarmé
    Pages 127-150
  7. Marcel Hörning, Emilia Entcheva
    Pages 237-258
  8. Otto E. Rössler, Frank Kuske, Ali Sanayei
    Pages 271-280
  9. Otto E. Rössler
    Pages 281-282
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-293

About this book


This book presents the general concepts of self-organized spatio-temporal ordering processes. These concepts are demonstrated via prototypical examples of recent advances in materials science. Particular emphasis is on nanoscale soft matter in physics, chemistry, biology and biomedicine. The questions addressed embrace a broad spectrum of complex nonlinear phenomena, ranging from self-assembling near the thermodynamical equilibrium to dissipative structure formation far from equilibrium. Their mutual interplay gives rise to increasing degrees of hierarchical order. Analogues are pointed out, differences characterized and efforts are made to reveal common features in the mechanistic description of those phenomena.


Deterministic Antidissipation Dynamic percolation in microemulsions Hierarchical self-organization Nanoparticle-membrane Systems Nonlinear Dynamics of Reactive Nanosystems Self-assembly of metal nanoparticles Self-organization versus self-assembly Spatial and temporal order molecular architectures Structure formation on the nanoscale Supramolecular Organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan C. Müller
    • 1
  • Jürgen Parisi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Energy and Semiconductor Research LaboratoryUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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