DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

**Speaker:** Dmitry Golovaty, Mathematics, University of Akron

**Title: ***
A Ginzburg-Landau-type model of carbon nanotubes
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**Abstract:**
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

http://math.gmu.edu/

Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491