Wednesday, November 15, 2006: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Union Square 22 (Hilton San Francisco)
#352 - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Thermodynamics I (01A12)
The session welcomes contributions on experimental, theoretical, and computational studies of systems and phenomena where a sub-micron or nanoscale length (intermediate between an atomistic size and a macroscopic size) explicitly affects the thermodynamic and transport properties. Finite-size and fluctuation thermodynamics, non-equilibrium and equilibrium thermodynamics of soft-matter materials (such as polymers, gels, microemulsions, and bio-membranes), wetting and interfacial phenomena, nonequilibrium thermodynamics of pattern formation and fractals at nanoscale are examples of the topics to be considered for this session.
Chair:Mikhail A. Anisimov
CoChair:Coray M. Colina
8:30 AMFreezing and Melting of Water in MCM-41 and Sba-15 Silica Materials
Gerhard H. Findenegg, Susanne Jaehnert, Gabriele E. Schaumann, Andreas Schreiber
8:51 AMGeneralization of Kelvin's Equation for Compressible Liquids in Nano-Confinement
Yiming Chen, Timothy E. Wetzel, Gregory L. Aranovich, Marc D. Donohue
9:12 AMDetermination of Wetting Transitions in Binary Mixtures at Three-Phase Coexistence Using Transition-Matrix Monte Carlo and Finite-Size Scaling
Vincent K. Shen, Jeffrey R. Errington
9:33 AMDoes Confining the Equilibrium Hard-Sphere Fluid between Hard Walls Change Its Average Properties?
Jeetain Mittal, Jeffrey R. Errington, Thomas M. Truskett
9:54 AMPhase Behavior in Nanosystems: the Difference between the Canonical and Grand Canonical Ensembles
Alexander V. Neimark, Aleksey Vishnyakov
10:15 AMNucleation and Growth of Aluminum Nanoparticles Using Monte Carlo Simulations
Divesh Bhatt, Zhenhua Li, Donald G. Truhlar, J. Ilja Siepmann
10:36 AMMolecular Simulation of the Self-Assembly of Bent-Core Molecules at Water Surfaces
Nathan Duff, Dan Lacks, Ji Wang, Elizabeth Mann

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