Wednesday, May 14

10:30 AM-12:10 PM
Peale A Room

Dynamics and Defects of Liquid Crystal-Polymer Systems (Part II of III)

(For description, see Part I, MS25.)

Organizers: Weinan E, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; and Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Kent State University

10:30-10:50 Forced Anisotropic Phase Separation in Polymer/Liquid Crystalline Composite Systems
T. J. Bunning, L. V. Natarajan, V. P. Tondiglia, Science Applications International Corporation; and R. L. Sutherland, Wrigth-Patterson Air Force Base
10:55-11:15 Title to be announced
Steve Hudson, Case Western Reserve University
11:20-11:40 Focal Conic Domains: Bulk Elasticity Versus Surface Anisotropy
Oleg D. Lavrentovich and Tomohiro Ishikawa, Kent State University
11:45-12:05 Phase Separation in the Nematic-Isotropic Biphase of a Thermotropic Polymer
Patrick T. Mather, USAF Phillips Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base; Angel Romo-Uribe, USAF Phillips Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base and University of Southern California; Kevin P. Chaffee, USAF Phillips Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base; and A. D. Asandei and V. Percec, Case Western Reserve University
12:10-12:30 Phase Separation in Incompressible Systems
Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Organizer

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