List of Events


MRSEC Seminars are normally held at 4:00 p.m.  in Abelson 229, unless otherwise noted.
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Monday, November 23, 2015
Time: 4 pm
Location: Abelson 333, Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Speaker: Arvind Baskaran, NIST
Title: The Physics of Nano-crystal Inks, Slushy and Ice Cream
Abstract: The equilibrium theory of solid-liquid phase transitions is well understood. However the non-equilibrium aspects and approach to equilibrium are still not clear. One such non-equilibrium phenomenon is the effect of melt flow on the freezing transition. This is the effect that stabilizes a slushy as a co-existence of crystal and melt due to the flow of the liquid. The phenomenon is of importance in many applications like the liquid phase synthesis of nano-crystals. This talk will present a theory to characterize the effect of flow on freezing. A non-local hydrodynamic theory of freezing derived from the revised Enskog kinetic theory will be presented. This theory will be shown to take the form of a time dependent density functional theory. Numerical exploration of the theory and simulations characterizing the effect of flow on solid-liquid phase transitions will be presented.

Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: SSC Level 1 Library, Brandeis University
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Host: Sabrina Woods

Monday, December 14, 2015
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Abelson 307, Brandeis University
Executive Committee