Lorentz Center - Crystallization and Jamming in Soft Matter under Driving - Colloidal Suspensions, Granular Media, Foams, and Complex Plasmas from 11 Feb 2008 through 22 Feb 2008
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    Crystallization and Jamming in Soft Matter under Driving - Colloidal Suspensions, Granular Media, Foams, and Complex Plasmas
    from 11 Feb 2008 through 22 Feb 2008

 
It is the goal of the proposed workshop to clarify the crystalline and jammed states of different soft-matter systems under the influence of driving:
It is the goal of the proposed workshop to clarify the crystalline and jammed states of 
different soft-matter systems under the influence of driving:
 
(1) Which part of equilibrium-phase behavior carries over to the driven case, and what 
phase transitions are destroyed by driving?
 
(2) Which transitions depend on the details of the driving?
 
(3) What novel non-equilibrium effects emerge purely due to driving?
 
These questions shall be discussed for experimental systems that are simple enough 
to be modeled microscopically: colloidal suspensions, granular media, foams, and 
complex (dusty) plasmas.
 
This workshop brings together researchers investigating different branches of soft 
matter. Specific advantages of these different experimental systems shall be discussed; 
and comprehensive theoretical descriptions are presented.

 



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