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Jülich Soft Matter Days 2002

Kerkrade, NL

19 - 22 November 2002

 

 

Topics

The workshop Jülich Soft Matter Days 2002 was held at the Congrescentrum Rolduc, in the vicinity of Jülich from 19 to 22 November 2002. The main focus has been on the following topics:

  • Polymers
  • Self-Organization
  • Biophysics
  • Interfaces
  • Colloids
  • Rheology

Program Jülich

Tuesday, 19 november
18.00 - 21.00 hRegistration/Welcome Buffet
at the Congrescentrum Rolduc
Wednesday, 20 november
8.30 - 8.55 h Registration
mounting of Posters
8.55 - 9.00 h

Opening

 

9.00 - 11.05 hSession 1: Rheology
9.00 - 9.45 hT. McLeish (Univ. Leeds) Multiscale modeling of entangled polymers
9.45 - 10.15 hW.J. Briels (Univ. Twente) Simulations of entangled polymer melts
10.15 - 10.45 hM. Monkenbush (FZ Jülich) Segmental dynamics and topological confinement in polymer melts
10.45 - 11.05 hC. von Ferber (Univ. Freiburg) Stretch dynamics of single complex molecules
11.05 - 11.30 h

Coffee/Tea Break

 

11.30 - 13.30 hSession 2: Biophysics I
11.30 - 12.00 hA.R. Khokhlov (Univ. Moscow) Biomimetic sequence design in functional copolymers
12.00 - 12.30 hA. Offenhäusser (FZ Jülich) Functional coupling of biological systems with microelectronic devices
12.30 - 13.00 hS. Fraden (Brandeis Univ. Boston) B2or not B2 ...?
13.00 - 14.30 h

Lunch

 

14.30 - 16.35 hSession 3: Self Assembly
14.30 - 15.15 hD. Roux (CNRS)
Effect of shear on lamellar phases : toward rheochaos
15.15 - 15.45 hF. Tanaka (Univ. Kyoto) Thermoreversible gelation strongly coupled to the coil-to-helix transition of polymers
15.45 - 16.15 hJ. Rieger (BASF)
The birth and fate of nanoparticles in water - polymers, pigments and open questions
16.15 - 16.35 hF. Mantegazza (Univ. Milano) Demixing transition in microemulsions of water in thermotropic liquid crystals
16.35 - 17.00 h

Coffee/Tea Break

 

17.00 - 18.50 hSession 4: Glasses
17.00 - 17.30 hR.H. Colby (Univ. Pennsylvania) Rheology of Glass Formation
17.30 - 18.00 hJ. Colmenero (Univ. San Sebastian) Atomic self-motions and the alpha relaxation in glass-forming polymers. MD-simulation & quasielastic neutron scattering results.
18.00 - 18.30 hJ.P. Ryckaert (Univ. Brussel) Local dynamics of polymer melts and alpha/beta relaxations : molecular level information from simulations
18.30 - 18.50 hM. Fuchs (Univ. Strasbourg) Structural and conformational dynamics of glassy polymer melts
19.00 hDinner
Thursday, 21 november
8.30 - 10.35 h Session 5 : Colloids I
8.30 - 9.15 hH.N.W. Lekkerkerker (Univ. Utrecht) Nematic ordering versus gelation in suspensions of collodial platelets
9.15 - 9.45 hH. Löwen (Univ. Düsseldorf) Phase transitions in soft matter systems in equilibrium and non-equilibrium
9.45 - 10.05 hA.R. Bausch (Univ. München) Colloidosomes - Self assembly of colloidal particles on spherical surfaces
10.05 - 10.25 hP. van der Schoot (Univ. Eindhoven) Unusual kinetics of the nematic transition in fluid dispersions of elongated colloids
10.25 - 11.00 h

Coffee/Tea Break

 

11.00 - 13.05 hSession 6 : Interfaces
11.00 - 11.45 hK. Binder (Univ. Mainz) Interfaces between coexisting phases in unmixed polymer blends : theory versus simulation versus experiments
11.45 - 12.15 hD. Andelman (Univ. Tel-Aviv) Patterns and templates in block copolymer films
12.15 - 12.45 hM. Stamm (Univ. Dresden) Generation of nano-structured surfaces by organization of polymers
12.45 - 13.05 hR. Magerle (Univ. Bayreuth) Nanostructured thin films via self-assembly of ABA and ABC triblock copolymers
13.05 - 14.00 h

Lunch

 

14.00-15.20 hSession 7: Biophysics II
14.00 - 14.30 hJ. Rädler (Univ. Muenchen) Structure of DNA/polycation complexes and transport properties of soft-matter nanoparticles
14.30 - 15.00 hA. Baumgärtner (FZ Jülich) The physics of cell locomotion
15.00 - 15.20 hB. Klösgen (Univ. Southern Denmark) Interfacial self-assembly of model membranes onto surface-modified Si-crystals
15.20 - 17.40 hPoster Session/Coffee/Tea
18.00 hDeparture for dinner by bus (close to Maastricht)
19.00 hWorkshop D inner
Friday, 22 november
8.30 - 10.25 h Session 8: Biophysics III
8.30 - 9.00 hA. Boulbith and E. Sackmann (Tech. Univ. München) Kinetics of adhesion studied by a new cellmimicking system a single ligand-receptor couple
9.00 - 9.30 hA.M. Dogterom (FOM-AMOLF) Membrane morphologies induced by cytoskeletal motor proteins
9.30 - 10.00 hA. Ott (Univ. Bayreuth) Cell mechanics : a few experiments
10.00 - 10.20 hL. Limozin (Tech. Univ. München) Structure and mechanics of actin networks in giant vesicles
10.20 - 11.00 h

Coffee/Tea Break

 

11.00 - 13.10 h Session 9: Colloids II
11.00 - 11.30 hA. Van Blaaderen (Univ. Utrecht) PMMA spheres with a tunable soft and dipolar potential: a new colloidal model system
11.30 - 12.00 hW. Poon (Univ. Edinburgh) How to unstuck a glass, and stick it again : re-entrant glass transition in a model colloid
12.00 - 12.30 hG. Nägele (FZ Jülich) Electrolyte friction and diffusion
12.30 - 12.50 hM.A. Miller (FOM-AMOLF) Critical behaviour of the adhesive sphere fluid by Monte Carlo simulation
12.50 - 13.10 hA.A. Louis (Univ. Cambridge) Polymer-colloid mixtures : the effects of polymer-polymer interactions
13.10 - 13.15 hClosing
13.30 - 14.30 hLunch
14.30 hTransfer to Herzogenrath Railway Staiton
Jülich Neutrons for Europe
14.30 h - 17:00 hEUROPEAN USERS MEETING
Jülich Neutrons for Europe
 - Presentation of the Jülich Facility
 - Research Highlights
 - Discussion on aspects of Jülich Access Program : suggestions and improvements
17.00 hEND OF THE MEETING

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