Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystals and Polymers

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Computational Methods for Polymers and Liquid Crystalline Polymers Erice, Italy 16–22 July 2003

  • Paolo Pasini
  • Claudio Zannoni
  • Slobodan Žumer

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 177)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Cesare Chiccoli, Paolo Pasini, Gregor Skačej, Slobodan Žumer, Claudio Zannoni
    Pages 1-25
  3. Cesare Chiccoli, Paolo Pasini, Gregor Skačej, Slobodan Žumer, Claudio Zannoni
    Pages 27-55
  4. Mark R. Wilson, Lorna M. Stimson, Jaroslav M. Ilnytskyi, Zak E. Hughes
    Pages 57-81
  5. Michele Vacatello, Manuela Vacatello
    Pages 83-108
  6. Michele Vacatello, Manuela Vacatello
    Pages 109-133
  7. Antonino Polimeno, Alexandre Gomes, Assis Farinha Martins
    Pages 135-147
  8. Wolfgang Paul, Stephan Krushev, Grant D. Smith, Oleg Borodin, Dmitry Bedrov
    Pages 149-170
  9. Wolfgang Paul, Marcus Muller, Kurt Binder, Mikhail R. Stukan, Viktor A. Ivanov
    Pages 171-190
  10. Giuseppe Allegra, Sergio Brückner
    Pages 191-201
  11. Giuseppina Raffaini, Fabio Ganazzoli
    Pages 203-219
  12. Orlando GuzmĂn, Sylvain Grollau, Evelina B. Kim, Juan J. de Pablo
    Pages 221-247
  13. Giuseppe Allegra, Guido Raos, Carlo Manassero
    Pages 249-268
  14. Mark R. Wilson, Jaroslav M. Ilnytskyi
    Pages 335-359
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 361-364

About these proceedings


Liquid crystals, polymers and polymer liquid crystals are soft condensed matter systems of major technological and scientific interest. An understanding of the macroscopic properties of these complex systems and of their many and interesting peculiarities at the molecular level can nowadays only be attained using computer simulations and statistical mechanical theories. Both in the Liquid Crystal and Polymer fields a considerable amount of simulation work has been done in the last few years with various classes of models at different special resolutions, ranging from atomistic to molecular and coarse-grained lattice models. Each of the two fields has developed its own set of tools and specialized procedures and the book aims to provide a state of the art review of the computer simulation studies of polymers and liquid crystals. This is of great importance in view of a potential cross-fertilization between these connected areas which is particularly apparent for a number of experimental systems like, e.g. polymer liquid crystals and anisotropic gels where the different fields necessarily merge. An effort has been made to assess the possibilities of a coherent description of the themes that have developed independently, and to compare and extend the theoretical and computational techniques put forward in the different areas.


Dynamics Monte Carlo Monte Carlo Simulation Potential complex system computer simulation condensed matter model simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Pasini
    • 1
  • Claudio Zannoni
    • 2
  • Slobodan Žumer
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Università di BolognaItaly
  3. 3.University of LjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2758-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2760-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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