Special Issue "Polymer Dynamics: From Single Chains to Networks and Gels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 1843
Interests: topology in polymers; DNA elastic properties; transition path times; glass transition; econophysics
Interests: simulation methods for colloids, polymers, and supramolecules; anisotropic aggregation of janus and patchy colloids; structure and dynamics of liquid crystals and functional colloidal crystals; chiral self-assembly of polymers and supramolecules
This Special Issue concentrates, from a statistical physics perspective, on the dynamical properties of polymers going from single linear or circular chains to more complex systems such as links, brushes, gels, and networks.
A better understanding of these non-equilibrium and dynamical aspects would pave the way to improved control of relevant natural molecules or human-made materials, with a significant impact on fundamental science as well as high-tech applications.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original research based on experiments, simulations, and theories. Review papers are also welcome in order to understand the state of the art as well as to highlight the latest polymer-dynamics-related applications, algorithms, and fundamental results.
Topics may include micro-and macro-rheology, self-assembly, relaxation, translocation, buckling, and bond breaking, just to mention a few.
We look forward to receiving your contribution to a further progress in this field.
Dr. Michele Caraglio
Dr. Zhan-Wei Li
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