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ICMF 2019: 15th International Conference on Magnetic Fluids

The 15th International Conference on Magnetic Fluids will take place at Sorbonne Université in Paris (France) July 8-12, 2019. This conference brings together the international scientific community involved in magnetic fluid science, at large, from liquid dispersions to more complex fluids such as magnetorheological fluids, ferrogels, ferronematics, ferropolymers, biocolloidal systems etc.

The conference will highlight synthesis and properties of innovative magnetic materials with a special emphasis on societal applications in the domain of energy, environment and biomedical.

The International Conference on Magnetic Fluids is an annual gathering with the following objectives:

  • Attract high quality papers in different subfields.
  • Offer the opportunity to be updated on the latest research outputs on several Magnetic Fluids topics
  • Organize specific workshops around the most attractive and current issues.
  • Gather worldwide experts as conference speaker

The regular submission deadline is May 31, 2019 and the regular registration deadline is June 19, 2019.

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Jülich Soft Matter Days

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Jülich Soft Matter Days (20-23 Nov. 2018)

In 2018 we are organizing again the workshop on the physics and chemistry of mesoscopically structured biological and synthetic macromolecular systems. We hope that this workshop will provide a forum to share and discuss the latest advances for all active researchers in this field. The sessions of the meeting include Cell Mechanics and Migration, Active Systems, DNA-based Macromolecules, Colloids and Proteins, Biopolymers, Flow and Microfluidics, Interfaces.

 

For a list of invited speakers and further information, please visit the conference website.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is 30 July.

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Soft Matter Science has emerged in recent years as an independent and interdisciplinary research field, bringing together scientists from macromolecular physics and chemistry, statistical physics, biophysics, and molecular and cell biology. The systems investigated in this field include synthetic and biological macromolecules, colloids, membranes, vesicles, and active systems such as synthetic and biological microswimmers. The phenomena investigated include the phase behaviour and non-equilibrium dynamics in colloidal dispersions and polymeric systems. Soft Matter Science thus aims at the understanding of complex macromolecular systems, the design and use of synthetic and biomimetic materials, their application as functional materials, and the understanding of biological systems and processes. While many of these systems have already been investigated separately for a long period of time, their common features and interactions have recently come into focus.

These highly complex materials consist of structural units with typical length scales ranging from nanometers to micrometers. The experimental and theoretical investigations involved, as well as the understanding of the properties of these materials, pose enormous challenges due to their high complexity, the large number of cooperative degrees of freedom, and the large range of relevant length, time and energy scales.

To bring together scientists from these various research fields and to foster the exchange of ideas and collaborations, we are organizing the workshop

Jülich Soft Matter Days 2018

 

on the physics and chemistry of mesoscopically structured biological and synthetic macromolecular systems. We hope that this workshop will provide a forum to share and discuss the latest advances for all active researchers in this field. The topics planned for this year’s workshop are:

  • Cell Mechanics and Migration
  • Active Systems
  • DNA-based Macromolecules
  • Colloids and Proteins
  • Biopolymers
  • Flow and Microfluidics
  • Interfaces

Please mind the deadline for abstract submission:

30 July 2018

For a list of invited speakers and further information, please visit the conference website.

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University of Vienna announces new Full Professorship in Experimental Soft Matter Physics

The University of Vienna are looking for an outstanding researcher with an internationally established record and reputation in the broad area of experimental soft condensed matter physics, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, or biological physics.

The research topics of interest include, without being limited to these: self-assembly behavior of soft matter in- and out-of equilibrium; phase transformations; novel soft and hybrid and composite materials; active systems; stochastic thermodynamics; rheology; and physics-oriented approach to biological systems. 

Applicants are expected to strengthen the existing research focus of the Faculty of Physics on soft matter, statistical mechanics and soft materials by conducting world-class research, by attracting competitive funding and by actively promoting collaboration with theoretical/computational soft matter groups of the Faculty of Physics.

For more details click here

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Presenting a themed collection on electrostatics and soft matter

Soft Matter is pleased to present this collection on electrostatics and soft matter, in memory of Per Linse, a prominent researcher who made many key contributions within the field of soft matter electrostatics and polyelectrolytes.

The collection is Guest Edited by Christos Likos (University of Vienna, Austria) and Joakim Stenhammar (Lund University, Sweden), and their Editorial for the collection is available here.

The full collection contains contributions from many of Per’s former colleagues, as well as other leaders in the field and we have highlighted some of these articles below:

 

Hunting mermaids in real space: known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns
C. Patrick Royall
Soft Matter, 2018,14, 4020-4028
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00400E, Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concentration-dependent swelling and structure of ionic microgels: simulation and theory of a coarse-grained model
Tyler J. Weyer and Alan R. Denton
Soft Matter, 2018,14, 4530-4540
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00799C, Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field-induced dipolar attraction between like-charged colloids
Chunyu Shih, John J. Molina and Ryoichi Yamamoto
Soft Matter, 2018,14, 4520-4529
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00395E, Paper

 

 

 

Hydrodynamic simulations of charge-regulation effects in colloidal suspensions
Kyohei Takae and Hajime Tanaka
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00579F, Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making strong polyelectrolyte brushes pH-sensitive by incorporation of gold nanoparticles

D. Boyaciyan, P. Krause and R. von Klitzing
Soft Matter, 2018,14, 4029-4039
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00411K, Paper

 

Strong-coupling theory of counterions between symmetrically charged walls: from crystal to fluid phases
Ladislav Šamaj, Martin Trulsson and Emmanuel Trizac
Soft Matter, 2018,14, 4040-4052
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00571K, Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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