The Simons Center for Computational Physical Chemistry at NYU regularly hosts visiting scholars to discuss their work. Join us on October 2 for a presentation by Angelo Cacciuto of Columbia University:
From active folders to active surfaces: Ideas on how to design reconfigurable structures
One of the most exciting fields in materials science and engineering today is that of Active Matter. The field aims at understanding the behavior of all those systems, biological or synthetic, whose building blocks exhibit some sort of driven motion resulting from the conversion of chemical, thermal or environmental energy into translational or rotational degrees of freedom. Over the last decade, the field has witnessed a burst of experimental and theoretical work that has led to the synthesis of evermore complex and efficient self-driven units. Two of the most intriguing challenges in active matter concern the development of smart materials capable of altering their structural properties when subject to external stimuli and the development of robust strategies to exploit active motion to generate work at the micro-scale. In this talk I will present new results on simple models developed to design reconfigurable active structures, and discuss ways in which active particles can transport passive components through complex narrow channels.
All Simons Center seminars are held in Waverly 540. Coffee and refreshments are served at 10:45, and the seminar begins promptly at 11:00 AM EDT.
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