Polymers, Nanoparticles and Video Games

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 2:00pm
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Alex Travesset, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Polymers are long flexible molecules that arrange in a myriad of fascinating phases and structures not found in the crystals made of simple atoms. Nanoparticles are small clusters of atoms designed with unparallel precision and beauty. Combining polymers and nanoparticles has been recognized as providing enormous potential for the design of novel materials. Why designing materials combining polymers and nanoparticles is so difficult? Are there any general strategies? What implications could this have for our real life? And why Video Games are mentioned in the title of this talk? (Note: meeting to be held at Hilton Garden Inn)