Wednesday, May 14

3:00 PM-4:40 PM
Gilbert Stuart Room

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

3:00-3:20 Kinetics of Phase Separation in Liquid Crystal/Polymer Mixtures
Andrea J. Liu, University of California, Los Angeles; Glenn H. Fredrickson, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Stephen A. Langer and Sharon C. Glotzer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
3:25-3:45 Phase Behavior and Interfacial Properties in Mixtures of Flexible and Semi-Flexible Polymers
Marcus Mueller and Kurt Binder, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Germany
3:50-4:10 Kinetics of Space Separation in Polymer Systems
Murugappan Muthukumar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
4:15-4:35 Frederiks Transition and Non-Trivial Solutions for a Scalar "Light-Nematic" System
Xiao-Ping Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

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