Mesoscale Description of Defected Materials

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Keller 3-180
Jorge Viñals (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
A quantitative description of defected materials at the mesoscale
is emerging that is based on traditional order parameter descriptions of
the material, coupled with appropriate kinetic equations. We summarize
the salient aspects of the methodology, including static and dynamic
properties of grain boundaries, and the introduction of reversible degrees
of freedom in mesophases. In the latter case, we outline applications to
block copolymer processing.
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