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Applied Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM)

Date:  Friday, October 31, 2014
Location:  1084 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  A tale of three scales in crystal evolution

Abstract:   In this talk, I will discuss recent progress, and open challenges, in formally linking three scales that characterize crystal surface evolution. These scales include: (i) atomistic dynamics in the context of a stochastic lattice gas model; (ii) the motion of nanoscale line defects (steps) on surfaces; and (iii) fully continuum evolution based on parabolic-type PDEs for the surface height. In particular, I will address the microscale origin of free boundary problems for such PDEs.


Speaker:  Dionisios Margetis
Institution:  University of Maryland

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