Under certain conditions, it takes less time to cool a hot system than to cool the same system initiated at a lower temperature. This phenomenon – the “Mpemba Effect”, has been observed in a variety of systems, including water, magnetic alloys and carbon nano-tube resonators. So far, no single generic mechanism to explain this counter-intuitive behavior was suggested. Using the theoretical framework of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, we construct a minimal model that describes this behavior and...
This week (Wednesday 07/25) we're excited to have a special Kavli seminar led by Davide Bigoni from the University of Trento, who'll talk about "Extreme deformation of solids and structures: folding and energy release". Abstract is attached.
We'll meet at noon in Pierce 306 and food will be served.
Juanjuan Zheng from the Vlassak lab will be giving this week's material science summer lunch seminar on combinatorial temperature resistance sensors for the analysis of phase transformations. Her talk will be in McKay 402 this Thursday (7/26) from 12:00-1:00.
PS Zach Gault (cc'ed here) will be standing in for me this week and next while I'm out of town.