Diff. Geom, Math. Phys., PDE Seminar: Xiaofeng Ren

  • Date: 10/15/2013
  • Time: 15:30
Xiaofeng Ren, George Washington U.

University of British Columbia


We consider a inhibitory ternary system of three constituents, a model motivated by the triblock copolymer theory. The free energy of the system consists of two parts: the interfacial energy coming from the boundaries separating the three constituents, and the longer range interaction energy that functions as an inhibitor to limit micro domain growth. One solution of this system, found by Lu Xie in her PhD thesis, is a core-shell pattern where the first constituent forms the core, the second forms the shell, and the third fills the back ground. Another solution is shown in a joint work with Juncheng Wei: there is a perturbed double bubble that exists as a stable solution of the system. Each bubble is occupied by one constituent. The third constituent fills the complement of the double bubble. This solution has two triple junction points.

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