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Trends in Computational Nanomechanics-Transcending Length and Time Scales

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I am happy to announce the forthcoming volume titled Trends in Computational Nanomechanics - Transcending Length and Time Scales 
Springer Series: Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 9
Dumitrica, Traian (Ed.)
2010, XVIII, 620 p., Hardcover 
ISBN: 978-1-4020-9784-3 

The volume is an informative description of the progress in nanomechanics as of 2009. It captures the important insights generated via the separate application of microscopic (from ab initio to tight binding to empirical force field) and continuum modeling techniques, as well as recent developments in multiscale methodologies and the new results generated by utilizing these methods.

Content:

Chapter 1 Hybrid Quantum/Classical Modeling of Material Systems: The "Learn on the Fly" Molecular Dynamics Scheme 

by Gianpietro Moras, Rathin Choudhury, James R. Kermode, Gabor Csányi, Michael C. Payne, and Alessandro de Vita

Chapter 2 Multiscale Molecular Dynamics and the Reverse Mapping Problem

by Bernd Ensing and Steven O. Nielsen

Chapter 3 Transition Path Sampling Studies of Solid-Solid Transformations in Nanocrystals under Pressure  

by Michael Grunwald and Christoph Dellago

Chapter 4 Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics and Multiscale Modeling of Heat Conduction in Solids          

by Simon P.A. Gill

Chapter 5 A Multiscale Methodology to Approach Nanoscale Thermal Transport                                    

by Ishwar K. Puri and Sohail Murad

Chapter 6 Multiscale Modeling of Contact-Induced Plasticity in Nanocrystalline Metals                            

by Virginie Dupont and Frederic Sansoz

Chapter 7 Silicon Nanowires:From Empirical to First Principles Modeling                 

by Ricardo W. Nunes and João F. Justo

Chapter 8 Multiscale Modeling of Surface Effects on the Mechanical Behavior and Properties of Nanowires    

by Harold S. Park and Patrick A. Klein

Chapter 9 Predicting the Atomic Configuration of 1- and 2-Dimensional Nanostructures via Global Optimization Methods

by C.V. Ciobanu, C.Z. Wang, D.P. Mehta, and K.M. Ho

Chapter 10 Atomic-Scale Simulations of the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Systems              

by Byeong-Woo Jeong and Susan B. Sinnott

Chapter 11 Stick-Spiral Modelfor Studying Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes                  by Tienchong Chang

Chapter 12 Potentials for van der Waals Interaction in Nano-Scale Computation                            

by J. Xiao, W. Zhou, Y. Huang, J.M. Zuo, and K.C. Hwang

Chapter 13 Electrical Conduction in Carbon Nanotubes under Mechanical Deformations                

by Antonio Pantano

Chapter 14 Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Nanotubes                                          

by Yuzhou Sun and K.M. Liew

Chapter 15 Quasicontinuum Simulations of Deformations of Carbon Nanotube                             

by Seyoung Im, Sungjin Kwon, and Jong Youn Park

Chapter 16 Electronic Properties and Reactivities of Perfect, Defected, and Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 

by Wei Quan Tian, Lei Vincent Liu, YaKun Chen, and Yan Alexander Wang

Chapter 17 Multiscale Modeling of Biological Protein Materials - Deformation and Failure

by Sinan Keten, Jeremie Bertaud, Dipanjan Sen, Zhiping Xu, Theodor Ackbarow, and Markus J. Buehler 

Chapter 18 Computational Molecular Biomechanics: A Hierarchical Multiscale Framework with Applications to Gating of Mechanosensitive Channels of Large Conductance

by Xi Chen and Qiang Cui

Chapter 19 Out Of Many, One: Modeling Schemes for Biopolymer and Biofibril Networks               

by E.A. Sander, A.M. Stein, M.J.Swickrath, and V.H. Barocas 

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