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Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 151. Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self–Assembly in Nanoscale Materials

  • ID: 2181900
  • Book
  • June 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Advances in Chemical Physics series the cutting edge of research in chemical physics

The Advances in Chemical Physics series provides the chemical physics and physical chemistry fields with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. Filled with cutting–edge research reported in a cohesive manner not found elsewhere in the literature, each volume of the Advances in Chemical Physics series presents contributions from internationally renowned chemists and serves as the perfect supplement to any advanced graduate class devoted to the study of chemical physics.

This volume explores:

  • Kinetics and thermodynamics of fluctuation–induced transitions in multistable systems (G. Nicolis and C. Nicolis)

  • Dynamical rare event simulation techniques for equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems (Titus S. van Erp)

  • Confocal depolarized dynamic light scattering (M. Potenza, T. Sanvito, V. Degiorgio, and M. Giglio)

  • The two–step mechanism and the solution–crystal spinodal for nucleation of crystals in solution (Peter G. Vekilov)

  • Experimental studies of two–step nucleation during two–dimensional crystallization of colloidal particles with short–range attraction (John R. Savage, Liquan Pei, and Anthony D. Dinsmore)

  • On the role of metastable intermediate states in the homogeneous nucleation of solids from solution (James F. Lutsko)

  • Effects of protein size on the high–concentration/low–concentration phase transition (Patrick Grosfils)

  • Geometric constraints in the self–assembly of mineral dendrites and platelets (John J. Kozak)

  • What can mesoscopic level in situ observations teach us about kinetics and thermodynamics of protein crystallization? (Mike Sleutel, Dominique Maes, and Alexander Van Driessche)

  • The ability of silica to induce biomimetic crystallization of calcium carbonate (Matthias Kellermeier, Emilio Melero–GarcÍa, Werner Kunz, and Juan Manuel GarcÍa–Ruiz)

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Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Fluctuation–Induced Transitions in Multistable Systems 1
By Gregoire Nicolis and Catherine Nicolis

Dynamical Rare Event Simulation Techniques for Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Systems 27
By Titus S. Van Erp

Confocal Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering 61
By M. Potenza, T. Sanvito, V. Degiorgio, and M. Giglio

The Two–Step Mechanism and The Solution–Crystal Spinodal for Nucleation of Crystals in Solution 79
By Peter G. Vekilov

Experimental Studies of Two–Step Nucleation During Two–Dimensional Crystallization of Colloidal Particles with Short–Range Attraction 111
By John R. Savage, Liquan Pei, and Anthony D. Dinsmore

On the Role of Metastable Intermediate States in the Homogeneous Nucleation of Solids from Solution 137
By James F. Lutsko

Effects of Protein Size on the High–Concentration/Low–Concentration Phase Transition 173
By Patrick Grosfils

Geometric Constraints in the Self–Assembly of Mineral Dendrites and Platelets 193
By John J. Kozak

What can Mesoscopic Level IN SITU Observations Teach us About Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Protein Crystallization? 223
By Mike Sleutel, Dominique Maes, and Alexander Van Driessche

The Ability of Silica to Induce Biomimetic Crystallization of Calcium Carbonate 277
By Matthias Kellermeier, Emilio Melero–García, Werner Kunz, and Juan Manuel García–Ruiz

Author Index 309

Subject Index 325

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Gregoire Nicolis
Dominique Maes
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