Interactions of particulate inclusions in a columnar phase

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Interactions of particulate inclusions in a columnar phase

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 20th October 2003
  • Speaker: Ronojoy Adhikari (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

I will present a simple model for the elastic field-mediated interaction of macroscopic particles in a columnar hexagonal phase. The interaction is found to be long-ranged and non-central, with both attractive and repulsive parts. Driven by the potential, sufficiently mobile particles may spontaneously self-assemble into strings.

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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