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Chemical Complexity [electronic resource] : Self-Organization Processes in Molecular Systems / by Alexander S. Mikhailov, Gerhard Ertl.

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dc.contributor.author Mikhailov, Alexander S. author.
dc.contributor.author Ertl, Gerhard. author.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-02T14:10:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-02T14:10:13Z
dc.date.created 2017.
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 9783319573779
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/21649
dc.description VII, 208 p. 137 illus., 57 illus. in color.
dc.description.abstract This book provides an outline of theoretical concepts and their experimental verification in studies of self-organization phenomena in chemical systems, as they emerged in the mid-20th century and have evolved since. Presenting essays on selected topics, it was prepared by authors who have made profound contributions to the field. Traditionally, physical chemistry has been concerned with interactions between atoms and molecules that produce a variety of equilibrium structures - or the 'dead' order - in a stationary state. But biological cells exhibit a different 'living' kind of order, prompting E. Schrödinger to pose his famous question “What is life?” in 1943. Through an unprecedented theoretical and experimental development, it was later revealed that biological self-organization phenomena are in complete agreement with the laws of physics, once they are applied to a special class of thermodynamically open systems and non-equilibrium states. This knowledge has in turn led to the design and synthesis of simple inorganic systems capable of self-organization effects. These artificial 'living organisms' are able to operate on macroscopic to microscopic scales, even down to single-molecule machines. In the future, such research could provide a basis for a technological breakthrough, comparable in its impact with the invention of lasers and semiconductors. Its results can be used to control natural chemical processes, and to design artificial complex chemical processes with various functionalities. The book offers an extensive discussion of the history of research on complex chemical systems and its future prospects. Gerhard Ertl received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2007 for his studies on heterogeneous catalysis and self-organization processes in surface chemical reactions. He was the director of the Physical Chemistry department at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, where he is currently a Professor Emeritus. Prof. Alexander S. Mikhailov, of the same institute, is a theoretical physicist who has been working with G. Ertl for more than twenty years. He is the author of three monographs published by Springer and was awarded the International Solvay Chair in Chemistry in 2009. Together, the authors initiated and organized a series of international conferences on "Engineering of Chemical Complexity".
dc.description.tableofcontents Self-organization vs. self-assembly -- Thermodynamics of open systems -- The Turing instability -- Waves in the heart -- The Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction -- Surface catalysis -- Corrosion of steels -- Nonequilibrium soft matter -- Phase transitions in reactive systems -- Self-organization in biological cells -- Protein machines and molecular motors -- Active propulsion on microscales -- Oscillators and synchronization phenomena -- Chemical chaos -- Network problems -- Design and control of self-organizing systems -- Open problems and application perspectives.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Frontiers Collection, 1612-3018
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Frontiers Collection, 1612-3018
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57377-9
dc.subject Chemistry.
dc.subject Physical chemistry.
dc.subject Systems biology.
dc.subject Complexity, Computational.
dc.subject Materials Surfaces.
dc.subject Thin films.
dc.subject Chemistry.
dc.subject Physical Chemistry.
dc.subject Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory.
dc.subject Complexity.
dc.subject Systems Biology.
dc.subject Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films.
dc.subject.ddc 541 23
dc.subject.lcc QD450-882
dc.subject.other Chemistry and Materials Science (Springer-11644)
dc.title Chemical Complexity [electronic resource] : Self-Organization Processes in Molecular Systems / by Alexander S. Mikhailov, Gerhard Ertl.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-57377-9
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-319-57377-9
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
dc.format.rda text file PDF


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