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Atomistically inspired origami

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  • UserProf Richard D. James, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • ClockFriday 31 May 2019, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseDepartment of Engineering - LR6.

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Tea and coffee will be available in LR5 after the seminar

In the simplest case “Objective Structures” are structures like carbon nanotubes, graphene and phosphorene in which each atom sees the same environment. We comment on their striking prevalence in nanoscience, materials science and biology and also explain why they arise in a natural way as distinguished structures in quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics. The underlying mathematical idea is that the isometry group that generates the structure matches the invariance group of the differential equations. Their characteristic features in molecular science imply desirable features for macroscopic structures. We illustrate the latter by constructing some “objective origami” structures.

This talk is part of the Engineering - Mechanics Colloquia Research Seminars series.

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