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Modelling and analysis of phase transitions

seminar: Phase transformations in nematic elastomers

speaker: Antonio De Simone (SISSA and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna)

abstract: Nematic elastomers are systems which combine optical properties of nematic liquid crystals with the mechanical properties of rubbery solids. They display phase transformations, material instabilities, and microstructures in a similar way to shape-memory alloys. The richness of the underlying material symmetries makes the mathematical analysis of this system particularly rewarding.

Thu 19 Jan, 17:30 - 18:15, Sala Stemmi
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