The Santa Fe Institute will present a seminar by Alexandra Navrotsky at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in the Noyce Conference Room.
Navrotsky’s seminar is “Energy Landscapes and Emergent Phenomena in Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science.”
Abstract: Freed from the tyranny of equilibrium, chemists and materials scientists are designing and making a wealth of new materials with controllable properties. These materials are often only modestly metastable and form a dense landscape of accessible structures. Using examples taken from thermodynamic studies in my group over the years, I will illustrate some qualitative principles governing the energetics of glasses, nanomaterials, oxide ceramics, zeolites and metal frameworks and commonalities among these groups of materials
Note: We are unable to accommodate members of the public for SFI’s limited lunch service; you’re welcome to bring your own.
SFI Host: David Pines
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