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Advances in Chemical Physics

Volume 151: Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials

Nicolis, Gregoire / Maes, Dominique / Prigogine, I. / Rice, Stuart A. (Editor)

Advances in Chemical Physics (Series Nr. 151)


1. Edition June 2012
352 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-118-16783-0
John Wiley & Sons

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The Advances in Chemical Physics series provides the chemical physics field with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. This special, guest-edited volume focuses on the kinetics and thermodynamics of multistep nucleation and self-assembly in nanoscale materials. Chapters included discuss:
* Kinetics and thermodynamics of fluctuation-induced transitions in multistable systems
* Dynamical rare event simulation techniques for equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems
* Confocal depolarized dynamic light scattering
* The two-step mechanism and the solution-crystal spinodal for nucleation of crystals in solution
* Experimental studies of two-step nucleation during two-dimensional crystallization of colloidal particles with short-range attraction
* On the role of metastable intermediate states in the homogeneous nucleation of solids from solution
* Effects of protein size on the high-concentration/low-concentration phase transition
* Geometric constraints in the self-assembly of mineral dendrites and platelets
* What can mesoscopic level in situ observations teach us about kinetics and thermodynamics of protein crystallization
* The ability of silica to induce biomimetic crystallization of calcium carbonate

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
Gregoire Nicolis studied engineering at the Technical University of Athens and received his doctorate in physics from the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he is currently Professor Emeritus at the Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems. His research focuses on the theory of irreversible processes, nonlinear phenomena, and complex systems.

Dominique Maes is a Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research focuses on microgravity and the crystallization of proteins in space.

Series Editors
Stuart A. Rice received his master's and doctorate from Harvard University and was a junior fellow at Harvard for two years before joining the faculty of The University of Chicago in 1957, where he is currently the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus.

Aaron R. Dinner received his bachelor's degree and doctorate from Harvard University, after which he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty at The University of Chicago in 2003.

I. Prigogine, Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems, The Univ. of Texas, Austin, and International Solvay In; S. A. Rice, The James Franck Institute, The Univ. of Chicago, Illinois