Tuesday, May 23

Surface Diffusion Effects on the Stability of Rods and Films

8:00 AM-8:45 AM
Room: Liberty B&C
Chair: David Srolovitz, Princeton University, USA

Surface energy and elastic stress are important factors in setting the morphology of phases. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the effects of these factors on the stability and evolution of solid rods and films via surface diffusion. He will consider solid films governed by capillary-driven surface diffusion, which partially wet a substrate and illustrate how the tri-junction influences the dynamics. He will also illustrate how elastic stress can excite non-axisymmetric modes along a rod that are preferred under certain conditions.

Michael J. Miksis
Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University, USA
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