School Seminars and Colloquia

The effect of randomness on the location of the polymer adsorption transition

Mathematical Physics Seminar

by Prof. Stu Whittington

Institution: Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Date: Thu 6th April 2006
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Room 213, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: When a random copolymer adsorbs at a surface, is the adsorption
transition displaced from that of the homopolymer? If so, in which
direction? For the self-avoiding walk model there are some rigorous
results which give partial answers to these questions, but many open
problems remain to be addressed.

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