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Forces, Growth and Form in Soft Condensed Matter At the Interface Between Physics and Biology

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ISBN-10: 1402023391

ISBN-13: 9781402023392

Edition: 2004

Authors: A. T. Skjeltorp, A. V. Belushkin

List price: $159.00
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The book reviews the current experimental and theoretical knowledge of the synergism between modern physics, soft condensed matter and biology, presenting a thorough discussion of the relative role of the various fundamental interactions in such systems: electrostatic, hydrophobic, steric, conformational, van der Waals, etc. These competing interactions influence the form and topology of soft and biological matter, like polymers and proteins, leading to hierarchical structures in self-assembling systems and folding patterns sometimes described in terms of chirality, braids and knots. Finally, the competing interactions influence various bioprocesses like genetic regulation and biological…    
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Book details

List price: $159.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 8/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924

Preface
Organizing committee and participants
The physico-chemical basis of self-assembling structures
Supramolecular assembly of biological molecules
Simple examples of cell motility
Statistical physics of unzipping DNA
Copolymers with long-range correlations: sequence design near a surface
Novel approach to the study of rotational and translational diffusion in crystals
The bacterial flagellar motor
Self-assembly and the dynamics of magnetic holes
Structures in molecular networks
Oscillating gene expressions in regulatory networks
Transport properties of segmented polymers and non-spherical nanoparticles studied by Brownian dynamics simulation
Cytokinesis: the initial linear phase crosses over to a multiplicity of non-linear endings
Information dynamics in living systems
Index