Pattern forming ground states in spin systems and self-assembling systems

Feb 25, 2011, 9:45 AM
45m
FB53 (AlbaNova Main Building)

FB53

AlbaNova Main Building

Speaker

Martin Nilsson Jacobi (Chalmers University of Technology)

Description

Many natural systems display striped morphologies and many different models have been proposed to explain this phenomenon. I will discuss a universal explanation for why stripes occur at low temperatures in systems with isotropic interactions. Further I show that similar arguments can be used to explain the patterns that can occur as ground states for many particle systems interacting with pairwise central forces.

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