Speaker: Dmitry Golovaty, Mathematics, University of Akron
Title: A Ginzburg-Landau-type model of carbon nanotubes
I will demonstrate that a multiwalled carbon nanotube - an interacting
system of concentric carbon layers - can be effectively described by a
Ginzburg-Landau-type energy with a potential that has multiple wells.
The number of wells depends on the geometric characteristics of the
tube and leads to the experimentally observed polygonization effect
Time: Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Place: Science and Tech I, Room 242
Department of Mathematical Sciences
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3F2
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491