Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Topology, Tangles and Trees - The Physics and Processing of long chain branched polymers
15 November 2011 16:15 in CLC 202
Phenomena in the highly non-linear viscoelastic flow of entangled macromolecular fluids motivate a fundamental programme of theoretical and experimental work on the Brownian dynamics of entangled Gaussian classical strings. An effective (topological field) approach proves effective at addressing first the anomalous linear response of highly branched polymers, then surprisingly provides a way to capture the essential non-linearities as well. Very recently this has paid-off with a major joint university-industry project tackling the molecular engineering, in silico, of fluids with industrial complexity of branching.
Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).