Tuesday, May 13

4:30 PM-6:10 PM
Peale A Room

Active Thin Films (Part I of II)

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

4:30-4:50 Theory of Thin Films of Shape Memory Materials Method
Kaushik Bhattacharya, California Institute of Technology; and Richard D. James, Organizer
4:55-5:15 Ferromagnetic Thin Films
Antonio DeSimone, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy; Robert V. Kohn, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; and S. Müller, Max Planck Institute, Germany
5:20-5:40 Energy Minimizing Arrangements of a Two-Phase Elastic Mixture on a Thin Flat Domain
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University; and G. A. Francfort, Université Paris, France
5:45-6:05 Biased R-Phase Formation in Titanium-Nickel Thin Films Isothermally Annealed under Conditions of Biaxial Tension
D. S. Grummon and J. Zhang, Michigan State University

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