"Driven Soft Matter: Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in External Fields"
The symposium will focus on non-equilibrium phenomena of complex soft matter in response to
external fields bridging results obtained from experiment, computer simulation and theory.
We particularly welcome contributions trying to link information obtained on microscopic
length scales to the macroscopic behavior of these systems and / or dealing with the dynamics
of non-equilibrium phenomena such as e.g. transport, structural relaxation, growth processes,
pattern formation and (spatio-temporal) instabilities. We would like to initiate a discussion
on recent developments in this multi-disciplinary field, and encourage submissions on soft matter
systems comprising colloids, liquid crystals, polymers and surfactant systems exposed to external
fields such as shear, gravity, electric and magnetic fields, or temperature gradients.
We particularly welcome contributions in the following areas:
Experimental methods with time and position resolution for the detection of structural dynamics and the temporal development of structural heterogeneities, flow fields etc.
From atomistic simulations to coarse-grained approaches such as phase field models with the focus on possibilities of time- and length-scale bridging.
Theoretical approaches providing insights into the step of coarse graining from microscopic descriptions to macroscopic laws in non-equilibrium.
"Simulating rare events in nonequilibrium systems: nucleation in a driven Ising system " (PDF)
"Spatial cooperativity in soft glassy flows" (PDF)
"Soft matter under flow" (PDF)
"Experimental investigation of shear banding in wormlike micelles" (PDF)
"Bifurcations in complex fluids" (PDF)
"Imaging concentrated colloids under flow" (PDF)
"Stochastic thermodynamics of driven soft matter" (PDF)
"Viscoelasticity of gels" (PDF)
We appreciate the financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft:
SPP1296 "Heterogeneous Nucleation and Microstructure Formation:
Steps towards a system- and scale-bridging understanding" and
Tr6 "Physics of Colloidal Dispersions in External Fields"