Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Kurt Lejaeghere (University of Ghent (UG))
It is often computationally expensive to predict finite-temperature properties of a crystal from density-functional theory (DFT). The temperature-dependent thermal expansion coefficient α, for example, is calculated from the phonon spectrum, and the melting temperature Tm can only be obtained from ab initio molecular dynamics. Alternatively, semi-empirical relations already provide good estimates at a significantly lower computational cost.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:00am - 9:50am
Michael Ramsey (University of Pittsburgh)
Thermal infrared (TIR) imaging is most commonly used to determine scene temperatures for industrial, military, medical, and natural hazard applications. In the past several decades, the advent of relatively inexpensive handheld thermal cameras and the launch of multispectral TIR sensors have resulted in an abundance of data for use in numerous planetary science, geology, and volcanology problems.
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