Date:  Monday, March 09, 2015
Location:  1866 East Hall (3:10 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Modeling and Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Growth

Abstract:   I will discuss atomistic and kinetic models of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth. I will focus on a simplified atomistic model which may give some insights into CNT growth. I will give some background on thermodynamics and molecular dynamics. I will describe how the dynamics of the full atomic system can be reduced to a time-dependent probability distribution of states, described by the master equation. I will present an analysis of the master equation for the system in our model.
Speaker:  Brittan Farmer