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Self-Assembly, Pattern Formation and Growth Phenomena in Nano-Systems

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in St. Etienne de Tinee, France, August 28 - September 11, 2004

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  • Devoted to rapidly developing field of nano-science and nano-technology

  • State-of-the-art material and comprehensive reviews

  • Written by leading experts in the field of self-organization and nonlinear dynamics

  • Detailed lecture notes useful for graduate students and beginning researchers

Part of the book series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (NAII, volume 218)

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Table of contents (10 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIV
  2. GENERAL ASPECTS OF PATTERN FORMATION

    • Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy, Alexander A. Golovin
    Pages 1-54
  3. CONVECTIVE PATTERNS IN LIQUID CRYSTALS DRIVEN BY ELECTRIC FIELD

    • Agnes Buka, Nándor Éber, Werner Pesch, Lorenz Kramer
    Pages 55-82
  4. DYNAMICAL PHENOMENA INNEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS INDUCED BY LIGHT

    • Dmitry O. Krimer, Gabor Demeter, Lorenz Kramer
    Pages 83-122
  5. SELF-ASSEMBLY OF QUANTUM DOTS FROM THIN SOLID FILMS

    • Alexander A. Golovin, Peter W. Voorhees, Stephen H. Davis
    Pages 123-158
  6. NANOSCALE EFFECTS IN MESOSCOPIC FILMS

    • L. M. Pismen
    Pages 167-193
  7. DYNAMICS OF THERMAL POLYMERIZATIONWAVES

    • V.A. Volpert
    Pages 195-245
  8. SPATIOTEMPORAL PATTERN FORMATION IN SOLID FUEL COMBUSTION

    • Alvin Bayliss, Bernard J. Matkowsky, Vladimir A. Volpert
    Pages 247-282
  9. SELF-ORGANIZATION OF MICROTUBULES AND MOTORS

    • Igor S. Aranson, Lev S. Tsimring
    Pages 283-294
  10. PHYSICS OF DNA

    • Maxim D. Frank-Kamenetskii
    Pages 295-326
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 327-327

About this book

Nano-science and nano-technology are rapidly developing scientific and technological areas that deal with physical, chemical and biological processes that occur on nano-meter scale – one millionth of a millimeter. Self-organization and pattern formation play crucial role on nano-scales and promise new, effective routes to control various nano-scales processes. This book contains lecture notes written by the lecturers of the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Self-Assembly, Pattern Formation and Growth Phenomena in Nano-Systems" that took place in St Etienne de Tinee, France, in the fall 2004. They give examples of self-organization phenomena on micro- and nano-scale as well as examples of the interplay between phenomena on nano- and macro-scales leading to complex behavior in various physical, chemical and biological systems. They discuss such fascinating nano-scale self-organization phenomena as self-assembly of quantum dots in thin solid films, pattern formation in liquid crystals caused by light, self-organization of micro-tubules and molecular motors, as well as basic physical and chemical phenomena that lead to self-assembly of the most important molecule on the basis of which most of living organisms are built – DNA. A review of general features of all pattern forming systems is also given. The authors of these lecture notes are the leading experts in the field of self-organization, pattern formation and nonlinear dynamics in non-equilibrium, complex systems.

Keywords

  • crystal
  • molecule
  • nonlinear dynamics
  • polymer
  • quantum dot
  • self-assembly

Editors and Affiliations

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, USA

    Alexander A. Golovin

  • Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

    Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy

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