Spinning Two Glasses

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Spinning Two Glasses

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 11th November 2002
  • Speaker: Nhan Pham (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Colloidal hard-spheres with short range attraction induced by added polymer have been used as a simple model to study the glass transition experimentally. In this talk I will show recent results of dynamics and structures of non-equilibrium colloid-polymer mixtures, which shows that there are two qualitatively different types of glass. I will also outline the technique used to obtain dynamics data: spinning the sample (hence the title, there's nothing to do with spin-glasses).

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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