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Polydispersivity and anisotropy in static and driven quasi-one and two dimensional systems.

To understand the controlling parameters that determine order in polydispersive infinite quasi-one and twodimensional strongly correlated systems consisting of classical constituents. Study of crystallization, glass formation and melting. Investigation of the transition from ID to 2D. Study of the linear and nonlinear dynamics of such systems when driven by an external force. Linear: normal modes (i.e. phonons) and the effect of dimensionality and inter-particle interaction (i.e. correlation) on diffusion. Non-linear: motion in the presence of obstacles or through constrictions. We will address issues such as pinning, depinning and jamming of the strongly correlated polydispersive system.
Date:1 Jan 2008  →  31 Dec 2011
Disciplines:Condensed matter physics and nanophysics