Date posted: February 15th, 2018

Spatially Varying Liquid Crystal Order: Theory and Simulations

Gavin-Rae Barnaby with Rolfe Petschek

Hard Tetrahedra and shapes close to hard tetrahedra pack well when they are oriented in ways different from their neighbors. …Read more.

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

**Yuheng Liu with Walter Lambrecht**

**Study of the vibrational modes in BeSiN2 and BeGeN2**

The heterovalent, ternary, II-IV-N2 compounds BeGeN2 and BeSiN2 are related to GaN. Conceptually, one can replace two of the four group-III cations surrounding each nitrogen anion by a group II element, and the other two by a group-IV element. …Read more.

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

** Mechanical Topological Insulators**

**Jacob Moran with Harsh Mathur**

In this project we will study mechanical topological insulators. Yu and Mathur [1] have found that the elastic modes of bilayer graphene are analogous to the electronic states of topological insulators. …Read more.

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

**Cole Roberg with Rolfe Petschek**

**Calculation of Magnetic Interactions Between Magnetic Nanoparticles**

One problem yet to be completely solved in the world of physics and material science is the ferromagnetic fluid or fluid that has a magnetization outside of external magnetic fields. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Joseph Flannery with Harsh Mathur

*Dirac theory of topological insulator boundaries*

A topological insulator is a material that behaves as an insulator in its interior but whose surface contains bound conducting states. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Edwin Bernardoni with Rolfe Petschek

*Optimization of the Static First Hyperpolarizibility of Many Non-Interacting Fermions *

Large non-linear electronic polarizabilities would be advantageous for a variety of devices and have been intensely studied for around three decades. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2013

Mason Eastman with Harsh Mathur

Conductors as a model for elliptical coffee stains

In electrostatics, conductors exhibit a number of interesting properties. Among these is the ‘lightning rod’ effect, whereby electric fields are significantly greater near areas of high curvature. …Read more.

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