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CNA Seminar/Colloquium/Joint Pitt-CNA Colloquium
Gunduz Caginalp
University of Pittsburgh
Title: Phase field models with nonlocal interactions and anisotropy

Abstract: I will discuss two phase field models involving detailed anisotropy. One is derived from the higher order terms in a Fourier expansion. Combinatoric identities and asymptotic analysis yield the Gibbs-Thomson-Herring condition for the interface.

The other also allows for non-local interactions. Using differential geometry techniques we derive the classical Gibbs-Thomson-Herring interface conditions together with additional formulations of the interface conditions.

These results are joint work with Xinfu Chen and Emre Esenturk.

Pdf File: CaginalpGunduz.pdf
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 7218
Submitted by:  David Kinderlehrer