Part I: General Issues. Asteroid impact in the black sea; a black scenario; R.D.Schuiling et al.- The conductivity of hydrogen in extreme conditions; V. T. Shvets et al.- Dynamic Crossover and liquid- liquid critical point in the TIP5P model of water ;P. Kumar et al.- Amorphization of ice by collapse under pressure, vibrational properties and ultraviscous water at 1 GPa ;G. P. Johari et al.- Coupled ordering in soft matter: competition of mesoscales and dynamics of coupled fluctuations; M.A.Anisimov.- All standard theories and models of glass transition appear to be inadequate: missing some essential physics; K L. Ngai.-Part II: Glass forming liquids. Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy and atomistic modeling - effective tools for the disordered condensed systems characterization; J, BartoS et al.- Segmental and chain dynamics in Polymers; C. M Roland and R. Casalini.-Isobaric and Isochoric properties of glass-formers; R. Casalini and C. MRoland.-Molecular structure and relaxation processes in diisooctyl phthalate and diisooctyl maleate; S. Pawlus et al.- Orientationally disordered glassy phases; J. Ll.. Tamarit et al.- Part III: Liquid Crystals.Glassy dynamics ofrod - like liquid crystals: the influence of molecular structure; A. Drozd-Rzosk et al.- Ordering effects on dynamics in glassforming mixture ofliquid crystals; M Mierzwa et al.- Nonlinear dielectric spectroscopy near SmA - SmC* transition in ferrolectic liquid crystal DOBAMBC ;S. J. Rzoska and A. Drozd-Rzoska.-Confined liquid crystaline 5CB - combined temperature and high pressures dielectric relaxation studies; S. Pawlus et al.-Annihilation of defects in liquid crystals;M Svetec et al.-Waves at the nematic-isotropic interface: nematic-non-nematic and polymer-nematic mixtures; V. Popa-Nita, T. J. Siuckin.- Part IV: Critical Liquids. Global phase behaviour of supercritical water - environmentally significant organic chemicals mixtures; S. V. Artemenko and V. A.. Mazur.- Properties ofwater near its critical point; V. Kulinskii, and N. Maiomuzh.-Fluctuational equation of state and slopes of critical curves near the critical point of solvent; V. Rogankov and 0. Byutner.-Combined models of thermophysical properties along the coexistence curve; E. E. Uszjuzhanin et al.-Intermolecular potential for simple liquids and gases in the high pressure region; V. Yu.Bardic et al.-Homogeneous nucleation and growth from highly supersaturated vapor by molecular dynamics simulation; N Lümmen et al.-How to generate and measure negative pressure in liquids?;A. R. Imre.- Indirect methods to study liquid-liquid miscibility in binary liquids under negative pressure; A. R. Imre et al.-Part V: Bio-liquids and related problems. Critical properties of soft matter at restricted geometry as emerging problem: fundamentals and biological applications; A. V. Chalyi et al.-Water-biomolecule systems under extreme conditions: From confinement to pressure effects; M-C. Bellissent-Funel.- Recent progresses in understanding of water interacting with biomolecules, and inside living cells and tissues; R. C. Ford and J. Li.- Self-assembly of polypeptides. The effect of thermodynamic confinement; G. Floudas and P. Papadopoulos.-Coulomb liquids under electric field - application of a new computer simulation method; E. S. Yakub.- Solvation effect in near-critical polar liquids; A. Onuki.-
This book is unique in supplying a comprehensive presentation of high pressures, negative pressures, random constraints and strong electric field exogenic (external) impacts on various soft matter systems. The book is an excellent guide in this novel and still puzzling research area. The book comes as a result from the ARW NATO brainstorming discussion in Odessa, Ukraine (8-12 Oct. 2005). It contains 31 papers prepared by key specialists in the field.
Review discussions matched with new results of all basic soft matter systems is given
The discussion is focused on soft matter systems and strong external perturbations (exogenic impacts)
Soft matter and exogenic impacts may be the key direction for the modern materials sciences
Joins experiments, theory & simulations with applications in nature and technology
Multidisciplinary, joining key specialists from different branches of soft matter, and the application of various exogenic impact