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Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
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Communications:

Fax: (+49) (0)6131 379 340
E-mail: pleiner@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
Web: http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/~pleiner/

Research:

science For complex fluids (e.g. condensed systems with broken symmetries and/or additional internal slowly relaxing degrees of freedom) a phenomenological, macroscopic description for the long-time and large-scale dynamics is derived using general symmetry and invariance principles as well as basic thermodynamic laws. Due to their internal structure novel crosscouplings and unusual effects in external fields or near phase transitions are found. The macroscopic dynamic equations are used to investigate instabilities and pattern formation, defects and their motion, and surface dynamics. Among the systems and topics investigated more recently are banana and tetrahedral liquid crystal phases, Lehmann effects, active polar and non-polar fluids, magnetic and liquid crystalline elastomers, magnetic and colloidal fluids, Rosensweig instability, Marangoni and Soret effects, non-Newtonian hydrodynamics, thermal and magnetic convection, localized dissipative structures, solitons, breathers, and chaotic structures.

===== > for details and papers see the scientific project page


-- Instabilities and Active Matter,
-- Banana and Tetrahedral Phases,
-- Rheology,
-- Non-magnetic Liquid Crystals and Elastomers,
-- Membranes, Films, and Surfaces,
-- General Mesophases,
-- Magnetic Fluids and Elastomers

===== > 24th International Liquid Crystal Conference 2012, in Mainz

===== > Nonlinear Response and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Anisotropic Systems 2012, in Mainz (Japanese - German Satellite Meeting of ILCC2012 within the JSPS core-to-core program)

===== > Minisymposium on the occasion of my official retirement: Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Physics 2013, in Mainz


===== > K. Kremer Festschrift: Eur. Phys. J. ST 225(8/9) (2016), Editorial [71 kB]


Vita:

person
Harald Pleiner got his Physik Diploma at the University Stuttgart in 1974 with a diploma thesis on the role of nonlinear fluctuations at the Bénard instability. He finished his doctoral thesis on the hydrodynamics of the superfluid phases of ³He in 1977 at the University Essen (with R. Graham). Habilitation in theoretical physics was granted by the University Essen in 1983 for work on broken symmetries and hydrodynamics of liquid crystals. As a Heisenberg fellow he went abroad for several years staying at the Lab. Physique des Solides, Orsay (M. Kleman), Dept. of Physics, CU Boulder (N.A. Clark), and ITP and Materials Dept., UC Santa Barbara (P.A. Pincus ). In Germany he worked as a substitute professor for theoretical physics teaching at the Universities Essen and Augsburg. In 1992 he was appointed apl. Professor by the University Essen. He joined the new Theory Group (K. Kremer) at the MPI for Polymer Research in 1995 as a senior scientific staff member. He retired officially on May 31, 2013, and went into permanent home office eight years thereafter.

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