Coarse-grained molecular simulation of soft matter and<br/><br/>interfaces

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 3:30pm - 4:10pm
EE/CS 3-180
Michael Allen (University of Warwick)
In this talk I shall describe two kinds of soft matter system in which
the interfacial behaviour is of interest. Firstly, the adsorption of
polymers and peptides on solid surfaces is of growing interest because
of the possible applications in biotechnology. We have recently improved
a Monte Carlo simulation method for studying lattice polymers near to
surfaces, and I shall present some recent results. Secondly, I shall
discuss the simulation of confined liquid crystals, with special
emphasis on hard platelets. These idealized systems may be related to
experiments on colloidal suspensions.
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