Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Polymer Science by Kurt Binder

Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Polymer Science

EditorKurt Binder

Hardcover | August 1, 1995

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Written by leading experts from around the world, Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Polymer Science comprehensively reviews the latest simulation techniques for macromolecular materials. Focusing in particular on numerous new techniques, the book offers authoritativeintroductions to solutions of neutral polymers and polyelectrolytes; dynamics of polymer melts, rubbers and gels, and glassy materials; thermodynamics of polymer mixing and mesophase formation, and polymers confined at interfaces and grafted to walls. Throughout, contributors offer practical adviceon how to overcome the unique challenges posed by the large size and slow relaxation of polymer coils. Students and researchers in polymer chemistry, polymer physics, chemical engineering, and materials and computational science will all benefit from the cogent, step-by-step introductions containedin this important new book.

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Kurt Binder is at Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz.
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Title:Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Polymer ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.65 × 6.5 × 1.57 inPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. K. Binder: Introduction: General Aspects of Computer Simulation Techniques and Their Applications2. A.D. Sokal: Monte Carlo Methods for the Self-Avoiding Walk3. Structure and Dynamics of Neutral and Charged Polymer Solutions4. K. Kremer and M. Stevens: Entanglement Effects in Dense Polymers5. J.H.R. Clarke: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Glassy Polymers6. J. Baschnagel and W. Paul: Monte Carlo Simulations of the Glass Transition of Polymers7. K. Binder: Monte Carlo Studies of Polymer Blends and Block Copolymer Thermodynamics8. D.Y. Yoon and G.D. Smith: Simulation Studies of Polymers Confined by Solid Surfaces9. G.S. Grest: Computer Simulations of Tethered Chains

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"This text provides the reader with important and concrete computational approaches to study complex polymer systems and is an important addition to the library of researchers in polymer physics."--American Scientist