Session 12: Panel C
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Jaroslaw Paturej (University of Szczecin)
Polymer bottlebrushes provide intriguing features being relevant both in nature and in synthetic systems. While their presence in the articular cartilage optimizes synovial joint lubrication, bottlebrushes offer pathways for fascinating applications, such as within super-soft elastomers or for drug delivery. However, the current theoretical understanding lacks completeness, primarily due to...
Maria L. Ekiel-Jezewska (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences)
The characteristic time scales of the translational and rotational Brownian diffusion for nanoparticles are typically much smaller than time resolution of the experiments. In this case, nanoparticles can be treated as point-like, and described by the standard Brownian theory. However, for microparticles, the characteristic Brownian time scales are of the order of seconds, and therefore...
Christian Rohwer (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Non-equilibrium systems are known to exhibit long-ranged correlations in the presence of dynamical conservation laws. This phenomenon gives rise to various types of fluctuation-induced forces between objects immersed in non-equilibrium media. However, driving systems out of equilibrium, for instance by changing their temperature, may also result in changes of the mean density. $ $ In...
Paolo Malgaretti (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Recent studies have shown that the presence of boundaries can strongly affect the dynamics of physical systems. For example, negative mobility and fluid recirculation occurs when an electrolyte is driven in a varying-section channels, rectification occurs active particles such as molecular motors or active swimmers moving in inhomogeneous environments and off--diagonal terms in the...
Anna Maciolek (ICHF PAN)
Using mesoscopic numerical simulations and analytical theory we investigate the coarsening of the solvent structure around a colloidal particle emerging after a temperature quench of the colloid surface. Qualitative differences in the coarsening mechanisms are found, depending on the composition of the binary liquid mixture forming the solvent and on the adsorption preferences of the...