MASc Oral Exam| Characterizing Self-assembled Nanostructures via Shapelet Functions by Matthew Tino

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

You are welcome to attend Matthew Tino's MASc oral exam, where he will discuss his research in Characterizing Self-assembled Nanostructures via Shapelet Functions

The exam will take place virtually and in person in E6-2022. To join online, please use the link below:

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Characterization of self-assembled nanostructures is important to develop structure-property relations but remains a difficult task due to inherent defects/disorder. Existing methods, such as bond-orientational order theory, contain inherent limitations that restrict widespread use.  A recent and promising approach uses a set of orthogonal functions called shapelets. This work presents extensions to existing shapelet-based techniques and new shapelet methods to quantify local orientation and topological defects. The methods are provided in an open-source Python library to promote collaboration in shapelet research.

Supervisor: Professor Nasser Abukhdeir