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Soft topic technological know-how is these days an acronym for an more and more very important category of fabrics, which levels from polymers, liquid crystals, colloids as much as complicated macromolecular assemblies, overlaying sizes from the nanoscale up the microscale. desktop simulations have confirmed as an integral, if no longer the main strong, device to appreciate homes of those fabrics and hyperlink theoretical types to experiments. during this first quantity of a small sequence famous leaders of the sector evaluation complicated issues and supply serious perception into the state of the art equipment and clinical questions of this energetic area of soppy condensed subject research.

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7 Methods for the Coulomb Sum in Fully Periodic Boundary Conditions The Standard 3D Ewald Method . . . . . . . . . . . The Particle Mesh Ewald Idea . . . . . . . . .

Of course, the applicability of the linearized theory of spinodal decomposition using the Landau–de Gennes free energy functional is severely limited: In the ultimate vicinity of the critical point, the free energy functional does not even give an accurate description of the thermodynamic equilibrium, and the relaxation times are characterized by a non-classical, dynamic critical exponent. In the opposite limit of strong segregation (SSL) χN 2, the free energy can also be √ expressed in terms of a square gradient functional, and one obtains qc R = 6(χN – 2).

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