4:30 PM-6:10 PM
Peale A Room
Active Thin Films are thin layers of of active material that change shape or morphology when subjected to a temperature change or an electromagnetic field. The minisymposium on active thin films explores recent developments in this area in an interdisciplinary setting. The speakers include a mixture of scientists making and studying active films of shape-memory, magnetostrictive and related materials together with mathematicians developing mathematical models of the behavior of thin films. The goal is to review the state-of-the-art in active thin film synthesis, to highlight recent predictions of the behavior of thin films, and, most importantly, to formulate open questions and problems relevant to thin active films.
Organizers: Richard D. James and Perry H. Leo
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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