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10:30 AM

MEAM Seminar: “Liquid Crystal Elastomers”

January 28 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Liquid crystal elastomers are rubbery solids with liquid crystal mesogens incorporated into their main chains. They display an isotropic to nematic phase transformation accompanied by a large spontaneous deformation. This in turn leads to rich variety of phenomena including ultra-soft behavior, stripe domains, shape-morphing etc. Further, when made as slender structures, the structural instability of […]

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12:00 PM

MEAM Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Applications of a Double-stranded Elastic Rod Model to DNA”

January 28 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
4E9, DRLB, 209 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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In the first part of the presentation, we discuss a double-stranded elastic rod (birod) model and apply it to study allosteric interactions between two ligands on DNA. Next, we combine the birod model with statistical mechanics and use it to study the temperature-induced strand separation in dsDNA. Allosteric interaction between two ligands on DNA is […]

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