2012-08-23 Some field-theoretic methods in polymer physics

Speaker: Bing Miao

Time: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23rd, 2012

Venue: Lecture Hall 104, Science Building, Tsinghua University

Abstract: Since1970s, many advanced tools in theoretical physics, such as statistical field theory, renormalization group, have been introduced into the study of polymer physics. This has led to a revolution on the theoretical researches of polymers. In this talk, the field-theoretic techniques will be discussed along a line of natural development. The power of these methods will be illustrated through their applications into the study of self-assembly and confinement effects on the phase behavior of block copolymer system.