Colloquium: Feb. 14, 2018 at 4 PM

WFU Physics Colloquium

TITLE: “Properties and Dynamics of Jammed Matter: Insights from Simulations”
SPEAKER: Mr. Dillon Sanders
Department of Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University

TIME: Wed. Feb. 14, 2018, at 4:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)

There will be a reception with refreshments at 3:30 PM in the lounge. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.


Systems governed by jammed dynamics are ubiquitous in nature and range from the molecular motion in glassy materials to the movement of cars in traffic jams. Theories and experiments that elucidate the underlying causes of the glass transition have led to the observation of universal behaviors, such as dynamical heterogeneity and string-like cooperative motion, that are seen in a variety of jammed systems and have been studied in detail using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.

In this talk, I will describe efforts to unite dynamic and thermodynamic features of glass-forming liquids in the context of MD, and the extension of these efforts to describe other seemingly different systems such as superionic solids and irradiated crystals.

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