Order, Defects and Dynamics on Curved Surfaces

Mark Bowick
Syracuse University

The physics which produces extended phases of polymerized (crystalline) membranes also leads to non-trivial crystalline ground states on curved 2d manifolds. I will discuss the nature of this order and the associated dynamics on a variety of manifolds with potential application to the design of meso-atoms for supramolecular self-assembly.

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