Introduction to Molecular-Microsimulation for Colloidal Dispersions, Volume 17

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780444550095
eBook ISBN: 9780080534947
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 20th June 2003
Page Count: 364
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This title provides an introduction to molecular-microsimulation methods for colloidal dispersions and is suitable for both self-study and reference. It provides the reader with a systematic understanding of the theoretical background to simulation methods, together with a wide range of practical skills for developing computational programs. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter to further assist the understanding of the subjects addressed.

Key Features

  • Provides the reader with the theoretical background to molecular-microsimulation methods
  • Suitable for both self-study and reference
  • Aids the reader in developing programs to meet their own requirements


Students and researchers in departments of chemistry, physics, applied physics, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Colloid and interface scientists in academia and industry.

Table of Contents

What kinds of molecular-microsimulation methods are useful for colloidal dispersions?; Statistical ensembles; Monte Carlo methods; Governing equations of the flow field; Theory for the motion of a single particle and two particles in a fluid; The approximation of multi-body hydrodynamic interactions among particles in a dense colloidal dispersion; Molecular dynamics methods for a dilute colloidal dispersion; Stokesian dynamics methods; Brownian dynamics methods; Typical properties of colloidal dispersions calculable by molecular-microsimulations; The methodology of simulations; Some examples of microsimulations; Higher order approximations of multi-body hydrodynamic interactions; Other microsimulation methods; Theoretical analysis of the orientational distribution of spherocylinder particles with Brownian motion.


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@qu: "This book is intended as an introductory textbook for use by young researchers and advanced students in physics, chemistry, and mechanical and chemical engineering... The writing is concise and illuminating. Mathematical symbols are carefully defined and consistent throughout the book. References and a series of excercises are included at the end of each chapter." @source: Arthur Hubbard - Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 268 (2003) 507 @qu: "The writing is concise and illuminating. Mathematical symbols are carefully defined and consistent throughout the book. References and a series of exercises are included at the end of each chapter. A subject index and a list of symbols are also provided." @source: Arthur Hubbard, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, Volume 268, 2003