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Classical dynamic density functional theory: Correlated Brownian motion in colloidal systems

Joachim Dzubiella
Physics Department, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Abstract:

Classical density functional theory (DFT) has been proven to be apowerful mathematical tool to describe the equilibrium structure andphase behavior of correlated many-body systems (e.g., dense colloidal orbiological fluids) in bulk or under the action of external potentials.Using the equilibrium functional a dynamic DFT can be constructed whichaccurately reproduces the strongly inhomogeneous steady-state or eventime-dependent structure of systems in non-equilibrium. This talk aimsat a pedagogical introduction exemplified by simple colloidal systemsout of equilibrium, such as colloidal sedimentation,diffusion-controlled reactions, and driven polymer solutions.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
11:00AM AP&M 2402