Crystals, rigidity, and statistical mechanics

James P. Sethna
Basic Training in Condensed Matter Physics

Jan. 22 - Feb. 7, WF 2:30-4:00, Rockefeller 230

  • Crystals: broken symmetries
  • Rigidity of crystals
  • Crystal surfaces: cusps, equilibrium crystal shapes, and reconstruction
  • Plasticity and deformation of crystals
  • Fracture and critical phenomena

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