Contents

Preface..........................................................................................................

Background

1.     Nonlinear Dynamics and Polymeric Systems: An Overview..................2

        Irving R. Epstein, John A. Pojman, and Qui Tran-Cong-Miyata

2.     Self-Organization of Hierarchy: Dissipative-Structure Assisted

        Self-Assembly of Metal Nanoparticles in Polymer Matrices................16

        Tomohiko Yamaguchi, Nobuhiko Suematsu, and Hitoshi Mahara

Gels

3.     Synchronization of Self-Oscillation in Polymer Chains

        and the Cross-Linked Network...............................................................30

        Ryo Yoshida, Takamasa Sakai, Shoji Ito, and Tomohiko Yamaguchi

4.     A Model for a Hydrogel-Enzyme Chemomechanical Oscillator..................................................................................................44

        Anish P. Dhanarajan, Jon Urban, and Ronald A. Siegel

5.     A Model for Self-Oscillating Miniaturized Gels....................................58

        P. Borckmans, K. Benyaich, A. De Wit, and G. Dewel

6.     Measurement of Force Produced by a pH-Responsive

Hydrogel in a pH Oscillator....................................................................71

        Colin J. Crook, Ashley Cadby, Andrew Smith,

        Richard A. L. Jones, and Anthony J. Ryan


7.     Spontaneous Deformations in Polymer Gels Driven

        by Chemomechanical Instabilities..........................................................80

        F. Gauffre, V. Labrot, J. Boissonade, and P. De Kepper

8.     Pattern Formation in a Complex Reaction System

        by Chemomechanical Coupling..............................................................94

        Stefan C. Müller

Frontal Polymerization

9.     Nonlinear Dynamics in Frontal Polymerization..................................106

        John A. Pojman, Sammy Popwell, Dionne I. Fortenberry,

        Vitaly A. Volpert, and Vladimir A. Volpert

10.   Recent Chemical Advances in Frontal Polymerization......................121

        Alberto Mariani, Stefano Fiori, Giulio Malucelli,

        Silvia Pincin, Laura Ricco, and Saverio Russo

11.   Spontaneous Frontal Polymerization: Propagating Front Spontaneously Generated by Locally Autoaccelerated Free-Radical Polymerization.........................................................................135

        Kouichi Asakura, Eisuke Nihei, Hirokazu Harasawa,

        Akihito Ikumo, and Shuichi Osanai

12.    Bifurcation Analysis of Polymerization Fronts...................................147

        D. M. G. Comissiong, L. K. Gross, and V. A. Volpert

13.   'Cold' Ignition of Combustionlike Waves

        of Cryopolymerization and Other Reactions in Solids.......................160

        Alain Pumir, Viktor V. Barelko, Igor M. Barkalov,

        and Dmitriy P. Kiryukhin

14.   Evolution of Isothermal Polymerization Fronts

via Laser Line Deflection and Predictive Modeling.....................................................169

        Lydia L. Lewis, Cynthia A. DeBisschop, John A. Pojman,

        and Vladimir A. Volpert


Interfacial Systems

15.   Pattern Formation by Rim Instability in Dewetting

        Polymer Thin Films...............................................................................186

         Yuji Asano, Akitaka Hoshino, Hideki Miyaji,

        Yoshihisa Miyamoto, and Koji Fukao

16.   Hierarchic Mesoscopic Patterns of Dye Aggregates

        in Self-Organized Dewetted Films........................................................199

        Olaf Karthaus, Kazuaki Kaga, Junji Sato, Shigeya Kurimura,

        Kiyoshi Okamoto, and Toshiro Imai

17.   Nanometer Expansion and Contraction Dynamics

        of Polymer Films Induced by Nanosecond Laser Excitation.............212

        H. Masuhara, T. Tada, and T. Masubuchi

18.   Nonlinear Dynamics in Surfactant Systems.........................................226

        Mark Buchanan

19.   Droplet Microstructure and String Stability in Sheared

        Emulsions: Role of Finite–Size Effects.................................................236

        Jai A. Pathak, Erin Robertson, Steven D. Hudson,

        and Kalman B. Migler

20.   Viscous Fingering of Silica Suspensions Dispersed

        in Polymer Fluids...................................................................................250

        Masami Kawaguchi

Phase Separation

21.   Controlled Pattern Formation in Some Block

        Copolymer Systems................................................................................264

         Yoav Tsori

22.   Phase Separation of Polymer Blends Driven

        by Temporally and Spatially Periodic Forcing....................................276

        Qui Tran-Cong-Miyata, Shinsuke Nishigami, Shinsuke Yoshida,

        Tetsuo Ito, Kazuhiro Ejiri, and Tomohisa Norisuye


Oscillatory Systems

23.   Perturbation of the Oscillatory Belousov–Zhabotinsky

        Reaction with Polyethylene Glycol.......................................................292

        Renato Lombardo, Carmelo Sbriziolo, Maria L. Turco Liveri,

        Krisztina Pelle, Maria Wittmann, and Zoltan Noszticzius

24.   Nonlinear Dynamics in Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor

Polymerization.......................................................................................309

        Georgia Papavasiliou and Fouad Teymour

Indexes

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