Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics Seminar: Suri Vaikuntanathan, University of Chicago

Title: Organization and self-assembly far from equilibrium: Dissipation induced transitions in membranes and materials

Non-equilibrium thermodynamics provides a useful set of tools to analyze and constrain the behavior of far from equilibrium systems. However, these tools have not yet been broadly applied to aid in the control of many body systems and materials assembles far from equilibrium. In this talk, I will report an application of ideas from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to the problems related to morphological changes in membranes, self-assembly and more broadly control of material properties far from equilibrium. In many of these contexts, I will show how the material properties can be substantially constrained (and even predicted) using tools from non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

Scheduling contact, Kayla Jones.

Friday, April 12 at 4:00pm

JILA, JILA Auditorium B331
1900 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

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