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Add to Calendar 3/25/2019 12:00 pm 3/25/2019 America/Chicago Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar: "Odd elasticity" DESCRIPTION:

Hooke's law states that the deformations or strains experienced by an elastic object are proportional to the applied forces or stresses. The number of coefficients of proportionality between stress and strain, i.e. the elastic moduli, is constrained by energy conservation. In this talk, we generalize continuum elasticity to active media with non-conservative (or non-reciprocal) microscopic interactions. 

This generalization, which we dub odd elasticity, reveals that two additional elastic moduli can exist in a two-dimensional isotropic solid with strain dependent activity.

Such an odd-elastic solid can be regarded as a distributed engine: work is locally extracted, or injected, during quasi-static cycles of deformation. By coarse graining illustrative microscopic models, we show how odd elasticity emerges in active metamaterials composed of springs that actuate internal torques in response to strain. Our predictions, corroborated by simulations, uncover phenomena ranging from activity-induced auxetic behavior and buckling to wave propagation powered by self-sustained active elastic cycles.

 

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Vincenzo Vitelli, University of Chicago

190 ESB

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Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar: "Odd elasticity"

Speaker Vincenzo Vitelli, University of Chicago
Date: 3/25/2019
Time: 12 p.m.
Location:

190 ESB

Sponsor:

The Physics Department

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

Hooke's law states that the deformations or strains experienced by an elastic object are proportional to the applied forces or stresses. The number of coefficients of proportionality between stress and strain, i.e. the elastic moduli, is constrained by energy conservation. In this talk, we generalize continuum elasticity to active media with non-conservative (or non-reciprocal) microscopic interactions. 

This generalization, which we dub odd elasticity, reveals that two additional elastic moduli can exist in a two-dimensional isotropic solid with strain dependent activity.

Such an odd-elastic solid can be regarded as a distributed engine: work is locally extracted, or injected, during quasi-static cycles of deformation. By coarse graining illustrative microscopic models, we show how odd elasticity emerges in active metamaterials composed of springs that actuate internal torques in response to strain. Our predictions, corroborated by simulations, uncover phenomena ranging from activity-induced auxetic behavior and buckling to wave propagation powered by self-sustained active elastic cycles.

 

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