Soft Elasticity of Nematic Elastomers and Wetting Properties of Rough Surfaces

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 9:30am - 10:20am
Keller 3-180
Antonio DeSimone (International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS))
Bridging across length scales is one of the fundamental challenges in the modelling of soft material systems whose mechanical response is driven by rough energy landscapes. We will illustrate the use of relaxation and homogenization techniques through two case studies.