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Instabilities and Self-Organization in MaterialsVolume I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, Volume II: Applications in Materials Design and Nanotechnology$
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Nasr Ghoniem and Daniel Walgraef

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298686

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298686.001.0001

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Instabilities and Self-Organization in Materials
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Nasr M. Ghoniem

Daniel D. Walgraef

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298686.003.0019

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of universality of self-organization. It then considers the connections between patterns, defects and instabilities; and the dilemma of modeling and the multi-scale approach. It addresses the question of whether self-organization will ever be practical.

Keywords:   self-organization, materials, patterns, defects, instabilities, modelling, multi-scale approach

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