Chemomechanical Instabilities in Responsive Materials by Pierre BorckmansChemomechanical Instabilities in Responsive Materials by Pierre Borckmans

Chemomechanical Instabilities in Responsive Materials

EditorPierre Borckmans, Patrick de Kepper, Alexei R. Khokhlov

Paperback | December 1, 2009

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This volume contains a selection of the papers presented by renowned specialists of each field. It is the first book in which the communities of nonlinear chemists and gel specialist communicate and show how interactions between the two fields can actually produce working devices based on the transduction of chemical to mechanical energy and vice-versa. Beside subtle ways of using the slaving of responsive materials devices to oscillatory reactions, emphasis is brought on emerging properties that are possessed by neither of the separated constituents. Several contributions on these aspects are included, in relation to their potential relevance to biological, medical and technological applications. The whole constitutes a specific multidisciplinary "new" field. Both advanced and basic aspects of the two fields can be found the this collection of lectures. The book will not only benefit to doctoral students or young post-docs to learn the ropes of both subjects, but also to active researchers from one field, to "catch up" on the other without getting lost in the huge literature that exists in each of the particular fields.
Title:Chemomechanical Instabilities in Responsive MaterialsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048129923

ISBN - 13:9789048129928

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Table of Contents

From Sustained Oscillations to Stationary Reaction-Diffusion Patterns; P. De Kepper et al.-Mechanochemical Instabilities in Active Gels; R. Yoshida.-An Excursion in Theoretical Non Linear Chemistry: From Oscillations to Turing Patterns; P. Borckmans and S. Métens.-Chemomechanics: Oscillatory Dynamics in Chemoresponsive Gels: J. Boissonade and P. De Kepper.-Structural Approaches on the Toughness in Double Network Hydrogels; T. Tominaga et al.-Chemomechanical Dynamics of Responsive Gels; S. Métens et al.-Autonomous Rhythmic Drug Delivery Systems Based on Chemical and Biochemomechanical Oscillators; R.A. Siegel.-Structure Formation and Nonlinear Dynamics in Polyelectrolyte Responsive Gels; A.R. Khokhov et al.-Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics in Synthetic Polymer Systems; J.A. Pojman Sr.-Internal Stress as a Link Between Macroscale and Mesoscale Mechanics; K. Sekimoto.-On Some Passive and Active Motion in Biology; C. Misbah.