Bunde, Armin

Diffusive Spreading in Nature, Technology and Society

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction

1. What the Book Is Dealing With
Armin Bunde, Jürgen Caro, Jörg Kärger, Gero Vogl

2. Spreading Fundamentals
Armin Bunde, Christian Chmelik, Jörg Kärger, Gero Vogl

Part II. Nature

3. Dispersal in Plants and Animals
Michael Leitner, Ingolf Kühn

4. Search for Food of Birds, Fish and Insects
Rainer Klages

5. Epicuticular Wax Formation and Regeneration—A Remarkable Diffusion Phenomenon for Maintaining Surface Integrity and Functionality in Plant Surfaces
Wilfried Konrad, Anita Roth-Nebelsick, Christoph Neinhuis

6. Brain Interstitial Structure Revealed Through Diffusive Spread of Molecules
Charles Nicholson

7. Turbulent Diffusion in the Atmosphere
Manfred Wendisch, Armin Raabe

8. Hot Brownian Motion
Klaus Kroy, Frank Cichos

9. On Phase Transitions in Biased Diffusion of Interacting Particles
Philipp Maass, Marcel Dierl, Matthias Wolff

Part III. Technology

10. Diffusive Spreading of Molecules in Nanoporous Materials
Christian Chmelik, Jürgen Caro, Dieter Freude, Jürgen Haase, Rustem Valiullin, Jörg Kärger

11. Nature-Inspired Optimization of Transport in Porous Media
Marc-Olivier Coppens, Guanghua Ye

12. NMR Versatility
Scott A. Willis, Tim Stait-Gardner, Allan M. Torres, Gang Zheng, William S. Price

13. Diffusion in Materials Science and Technology
Boris S. Bokstein, Boris B. Straumal

14. Spreading Innovations: Models, Designs and Research Directions
Albrecht Fritzsche

15. The Spreading of Techno-visionary Futures
Armin Grunwald

Part IV. Society

16. The Neolithic Transition: Diffusion of People or Diffusion of Culture?
Joaquim Fort

17. The Diffusion of Humans and Cultures in the Course of the Spread of Farming
Carsten Lemmen, Detlef Gronenborn

18. Modeling Language Shift
Anne Kandler, Roman Unger

19. Human Mobility, Networks and Disease Dynamics on a Global Scale
Dirk Brockmann

20. Spreading of Failures in Interdependent Networks
Louis M. Shekhtman, Michael M. Danziger, Shlomo Havlin

Keywords: Physics, Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory, Complex Systems, Developmental Biology, Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building, Geophysics and Environmental Physics, Epidemiology

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Natural Sciences
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