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# Michael Gratton : Transient and self-similar dynamics in thin film coarsening

Coarsening is the phenomenon where many objects (water drops, molecular islands, particles in a freezing liquid) becoming smaller in number but larger in size in an orderly way. This talk will examine modeling one such system, nanoscopic liquid drops, through three models: a PDE for the fluid, a coarsening dynamical system for the drops, and an LSW-type ensemble model for the distribution of drops. We will find self-similar solutions for the drop population valid for intermediate times and discuss transient effects that can delay the self-similar scaling.

**Category**: Applied Math and Analysis**Duration**: 01:24:53**Date**: February 22, 2010 at 4:25 PM**Views**: 158-
**Tags:**seminar, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

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