Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Packing spheres with capillary forces
Speaker: Michael Brenner
Speaker Info: Harvard University
Brief Description:
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Recent experiments (V. Manoharan et. al., Science, 301, 483 (2003)) have demonstrated that the evaporating liquid droplets coated with N colloidal particles leads unique packings. For N less than 12 the packings are identical to those which minimize the second moment of the particle distribution. We discuss both numerical simulations, and a theoretical framework for understanding these results. We argue that although the packings that are created are largely determined by geometrical constraints.
Date: Friday, April 9, 2004
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Hermann Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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