PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Toan Nguyen, Fei Wang, Stephanie Zerby, Mark Levi, Victor Nistor, Jinchao Xu, Chun Liu.

Title:Network formation in Ionomer Membranes
Seminar:Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Keith Promislow, Michigan State University
Abstract Link:
Functionalized polymer membranes have a strong affinity for solvent, imbibing it to form charge-lined networks which serve as charge-selective ion conductions in a host of energy conversion applications. We present a continuum model, based upon a reformulation of the Cahn-Hilliard free energy, which incorporates solvation energy and counter-ion entropy to stabilize a host of network morphologies. We derive geometric evolution for co-dimension 1 bilayers and co-dimension two pore morphologies and show that the system possesses a simple mechanism for competitive evolution of co-existing networks through the common far-field chemical potential.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 07 / 2014
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm