Editorial: Tailor-made approaches on use of multiscale modeling for research on soft materials - capabilities, restrictions and future possibilities
This editorial discusses the broad range and scope of this special issue of Soft Materials. All articles deal with the challenge to model and/or simulate various types of systems of soft matter. Depending on the microscopic insight deemed to understand macroscopic properties, different tailor-made approaches are needed to reliably explain such properties. In the past decades, this led to many approaches and techniques to cope with the limitations of atomistic modeling, due to limited computing resources to researchers. As an inventor of several such methods and techniques, this issue is honoring Florian Müller-Plathe, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.