Molecular Dynamics and Phase Transition


Although the basic mechanism of appearance of mesophases such as plastic and liquid crystals on the course of melting of the perfect crystal was established a long ago, in reality there are many exotic phenomena and mesophases beyond the basic understanding.

To fill the gap between simple solids consisting of rigid particles and polymer-melts described as an ensemble consisting of flexible strings, crystals of flexible molecules are studied in detail while paying a special attention to the intramolecular degrees of freedom.

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