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Molecular Dynamics of Nanostructures and Nanoionics

Simulations in Complex Systems

by Junko Habasaki

“This comprehensive and clearly written book on molecular dynamics simulations of nanostructured materials fills up the void between nanoionics and related fields, where theoretical arguments at a molecular or atomistic level have been still lacking. It gives a historical perspective of the field and covers fundamentals aspects as well as detailed explanations of analytical methods to treat nanoporous materials, nanocolloids, and gels, which makes it very useful for not only researchers but also graduate students.”

Prof. Carlos Leon Yebra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800778
  • Subject: Ceramics
  • Published: November 2020
  • Pages: 338

Nanostructured materials with multiple components and complex structures are the current focus of research and are expected to develop further for material designs in many applications in electrochemical, colloidal, medical, pharmaceutical, and several other fields. This book discusses complex nanostructured systems exemplified by nanoporous silicates, spontaneously formed gels from silica-nanocolloidal solutions, and related systems and examines them using molecular dynamics simulations. Nanoporous materials, nanocolloidal systems, and gels are useful in many applications and can be used in electric devices and storage and for gas, ion, and drug delivery. The book gives an overview of the history, current status, and frontiers of the field. It also discusses the fundamental aspects related to the common behaviors of some of these systems and common analytical methods to treat them.

Key Features

  • Enriched with color figures that represent structures and related properties for an intuitive understanding of underlying physics, especially classifications of substructures of nanostructured materials and related concepts
  • Uses the concepts of fractal and multifractal to clarify the existence of common behaviors of systems
  • Explains the modeling and simulations of nanoporous systems and colloidal systems and preparations of initial structures