List of Events



MRSEC SEMINARS-EVENTS

MRSEC Seminars are normally held at 4:00 p.m.  in Abelson 229, unless otherwise noted.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: George Nounesis, Biomolecular Physics Laboratory National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
Title: Nanoparticles dispersed in liquid crystals: Adaptive targeting of topological defects
Abstract: Dispersed in chiral liquid-crystal compounds, nanoparticles of appropriate size, shape and surface-functionalization interact with topological defects via an adaptive-defect-core-targeting mechanism enabling the effective reduction of the energetically costly singular defect-core volume, while leaving the surrounding phase ordering relatively unaffected. The controlled interaction of nanoparticles with disclination lines leads to the stabilization of Blue Phases for wide temperature ranges, a property that is particularly important for applications in display technology. Analogously, the interaction with screw dislocations leads to the stabilization of the Twist Grain Boundary Phase. In addition, multifunctional, spherical CdSe quantum dots, surface-treated with oleyl-amine and tri-octyl phosphine can mediate the successful transport of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) chains to specific, orientationally disordered locations, created in an aligned nematic liquid-crystal sample by the implantation of colloidal particles. Driven by phase separation at the isotropic – nematic transition, the site-specific condensation of nanoparticle-decorated PVP chains triggers the extraordinarily fast self-assembly of PVP along disclination lines and nematic domain interfaces leading to the formation of hollow fibrous superstructures extending in all directions for several hundreds of microns.
Host: S. Fraden


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: Michael ClarageBrainsell Technologies
Title: TBA
Abstract: TBA
Host: S. Fraden







Monday, June 8, 2015

Time: 11 am
Location: Abelson 307, Brandeis University
MRSEC Executive Committee 



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: Simone Dussi, Utrecht University 
Title: TBA
Abstract: TBA
Host: S. Fraden



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: Jin-Gyu Park, Harvard 
Title: TBA
Abstract: TBA
Host: S. Fraden



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Abelson 307, Brandeis University
MRSEC Executive Committee 





Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: Nikta Fakhri, MIT
Title: TBA
Abstract: TBA
Host: S. Fraden

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Webber, MIT
Title: TBA
Abstract: TBA
Host: S. Fraden






Thursday, July 23, 2015

Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: Ian Morrison, Harvard
Title: TBA
Abstract: TBA
Host: S. Fraden







Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Abelson 307, Brandeis University
MRSEC Executive Committee