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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)


Self-Assembly of Complex Crystalline Phases: Forward vs. Inverse Approaches

Beth Lindquist
The University of Texas at Austin

Spontaneous assembly of colloids represents a promising avenue for the fabrication of materials with sub-mesoscopic features. However, the relationship between the characteristics of the constituent building blocks and the resulting self-assembled structure is poorly understood. In this talk, we describe the discovery of interparticle interactions that drive self-assembly of a variety of complex crystalline phases. In doing so, we highlight the utility of an inverse strategy based on maximum likelihood estimation towards the design of such interaction potentials.

Host: Jeffery Leiding