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fall 1996 logo1996 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

December 2 - 6, 1996 | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 Werner Lutze, Karen Maex, Karl Sieradzki




Symposium FF—Dynamics in Small Confining Systems IV

Chairs

Robert Austin -- Princeton Univ
Thomas Halsey -- Exxon Research & Engineering Co
Denis Wirtz -- Johns Hopkins Univ

Symposium Support

  • Exxon Research and Engineering Company

* Invited paper

SESSION EE1: STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF PROTEINS
Monday Morning, December 2, 0965
Constitution (S)
8:30 AM *EE1.1
INTERPLAY OF THE LIPID/PROTEIN-BILAYER, Erich Sackmann, Technische Univ Munich, Dept of Physics, Garching, GERMANY.

9:00 AM EE1.2
MICRORHEOLOGY IN ACTIN GELS: EXPERIMENT AND THEORY, Bernhard Schnurr, Christoph F. Schmidt, Univ of Michigan, Dept of Physics/Biophys Res Div, Ann Arbor, MI; Peter D. Olmsted, Univ of Leeds, Dept of Physics, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM; Frederick Gittes, Univ of Michigan, Dept of Physics/Biophys Res Div, Ann Arbor, MI; Frederick C. MacKintosh, Univ of Michigan, Dept of Physics, Ann Arbor, MI.

9:15 AM EE1.3
HYDRATION OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES: FROM SMALL SOLUTES TO PROTEINS AND NUCLEIC ACIDS, Shekhar Garde, Univ of Delaware, Dept of Chemical Engr, Newark, DE; Angel E. Garcia, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Biology & Biophysics, Los Alamos, NM; Michael E. Paulaitis, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Baltimore, MD; Gerhard Hummer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dept of Theoretical Biology & Biophysics, Los Alamos , NM.

9:30 AM EE1.4
PROTEIN/RECEPTOR MATCHING: HOW MUCH CAN ONE LEARN FROM THE 1D AMINO ACID SEQUENCE?, Michael Shlesinger, Physical Sciences Div, Arlington, VA; Karen A Selz, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Arnold J. Mandell, Emory Univ, Psychiatry and Behavior Science, Atlanta, GA.

9:45 AM EE1.5
THE PHASE DIAGRAM OF AQUEOUS PROTEIN SOLUTIONS, Neer Asherie, Aleksey Lomakin, George B. Benedek, MIT, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA.

10:00 AM BREAK

10:30 AM *EE1.6
PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURE SELECTION IN A SIMPLE MODEL OF PROTEIN FOLDING, Hao Li, Ned Wingreen, Chao Tang, NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ; Robert Helling, Univ Hamburg, Dept of Physics, Hamburg, GERMANY.

11:00 AM EE1.7
COLLAPSE MECHANICS OF LIPID/PROTEIN MONOLAYERS: RELEVANCE TO THE FUNCTIONING OF LUNG SURFACTANT, Michael M. Lipp, Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Chemical Engr, Santa Barbara, CA ; Ka Yee C. Lee, Joseph A. Zasadzinski , Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Chemical Engr II, Santa Barbara, CA; Alan J. Waring, Harbor-UCLA, Research & Educational Inst, Torrance, CA.

11:15 AM EE1.8
STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF CHIRAL ORDER IN RANDOM COPOLYMERS, Robin L.B. Selinger, Catholic Univ of America, Dept of Physics, Washington, DC; Jonathan V. Selinger, Naval Research Laboratory, Ctr for Bio/Molecular Sci & Engr, Washington, DC.

11:30 AM EE1.9
HOW IS THE ''DESIGNABILITY'' OF PROTEIN NATIVE CONFORMATIONS RELATED TO THE CHARACTER OF MONOMER INTERACTIONS?, Vijay S. Pande, Alexander Yu. Grosberg, Toyoichi Tanaka, MIT, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA.

11:45 AM EE1.10
FOLDING KINETICS OF SHORT PROTEINS: COMPARISON OF THEORY, EXPERIMENT, AND SIMULATION, Vijay S. Pande, Alexander Yu. Grosberg, Toyoichi Tanaka, MIT, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA.

SESSION EE2: STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF DNA
Monday Afternoon, December 2, 1996
Constitution (S)
1:30 PM *EE2.1
STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF SUPERCOILED DNA, John F. Marko, Univ of Illinois-Chicago, Dept of Physics, Chicago, IL.

2:00 PM *EE2.2
LINKING DNA FINE STRUCTURE TO LARGE-SCALE POLYMER FOLDING, Wilma K. Olson, Rutgers Univ, Dept of Chemistry, New Brunswick, NJ.

2:30 PM EE2.3
A MICROSCOPIC MODEL OF DNA, Corey S. O'Hern, Randall Kamien, Tom Lubensky, Philip Nelson, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of Physics, Philadelphia, PA.

2:45 PM EE2.4
UNCOILING OF DNA BY DOUBLE CHAINED CATIONIC SURFACTANTS, Henrich H. Paradies, Markische Fachhochschule, Biotech & Physics Chemistry, Iserlohn NRW, GERMANY.

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM *EE2.5
ELECTROPHORESIS SECOND YOUTH: SOME LIKE IT SOFT, Jean-Louis Viovy, Inst Curie, Section de Recherche, Paris, FRANCE; F. Millet, J. Bastide, Inst Curie, Lab de Physico-Chemie Curie, Paris, FRANCE; J. Bibette, CNRS, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Pessac, FRANCE; Herve Isambert, ESPCI, Physico-Chimie Theorique, Paris, FRANCE; P. Mayer, S. Magnusdottir, Inst Curie, Lab de Physico-Chemie Curie, Paris, FRANCE.

4:00 PM EE2.6
KNOT COMPLEXITY AND RELATED OBSERVABLE FROM PATH INTEGRALS FOR SEMIFLEXIBLE POLYMERS, Arkady L. Kholodenko, Clemson Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Clemson, SC.

4:15 PM EE2.7
QUASI-STATIONARY ELECTROHYDRODYNAMIC PATTERNS IN DNA SOLUTIONS UNDER STRONG AC ELECTRIC FIELDS , Herve Isambert, ESPCI, Physico-Chimie Theorique, Paris, FRANCE; Jean-Louis Viovy, Jacques Prost, Inst Curie, Section de Recherche, Paris, FRANCE; Armand Ajdari, ESPCI, Physico-Chimie Theorique, Paris, FRANCE.

4:45 PM EE2.9
DNA END-TO-END DISTANCE CHANGE DUE TO DIVALENT COUNTERION CONDENSATION STUDIED BY PULSE GEL ELECTROPHORESIS, Anzhi Z. Li, Haiyan Huang, Kenneth A. Marx, Univ of Massachusetts, Dept of Chemistry, Lowell, MA.

SESSION EE3: POSTER SESSION
Monday Evening, December 2, 1996
8:00 P.M.
Grand Ballroom/Constitution (S)

SESSION EE4/P3: PATTERN FORMATION DURING FILM GROWTH
Chairs: Thomas C. Halsey and Peter C. Searson
Tuesday Morning, December 3, 1996
Constitution (S)
9:00 AM *EE4.1/P3.1
SURFACE EVOLUTION AND MORPHOLOGY IN ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES: FROM DENDRITIC TO EPITAXIAL GROWTH, Fereydoon Family, Emory Univ, Dept of Physics, Atlanta, GA.

9:30 AM EE4.2/P3.2
ADMITTANCE SPECTROSCOPY OF FRACTAL ELECTRODE-ELECTROLYTE INTERFACES, David G. Grier, Amy E. Larsen, Univ of Chicago, James Franck Inst, Chicago, IL; Thomas C. Halsey, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Annandale, NJ.

10:00 AM EE4.3/P3.3
MORPHOLOGICAL PATTERN FORMATION DURING QUASI-TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRODEPOSITION, Jacob Jorne, Sen-Wei Wu, Univ of Rochester, Dept of Chemical Engr, Rochester, NY.

10:30 AM *EE4.4/P3.4
BACTERIAL SELF-ORGANIZING SYSTEMS - PROTEUS SWARM COLONIES, James A. Shapiro, Univ of Chicago, Dept of Biochem & Molecular Bio, Chicago, IL; Sergei Esipov, Univ of Chicago, James Franck Inst, Chicago, IL.

11:00 AM EE4.5/P3.5
A DYNAMICAL-GEOMETRICAL MODEL FOR PLANT CELL WALL TEXTURE FORMATION, Bela M. Mulder, FOM Inst, Dept of Atomic & Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS; Anne-Mie C. Emons, Wageningen Agriculatural Univ, Dept of Plant Cytology & Morphology, Wageningen, NETHERLANDS.

11:15 AM EE4.6/P3.6
THE PHYSICS OF EMBRYOLOGY, James A. Glazier, Univ of Notre Dame, Dept of Physics, Notre Dame, IN; Jose C.M. Mombach, UFRGS, Inst de Fisica, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL; Richard Raphael, Mark Zajac, Marius Asipauskas, Arpita Upadhyaya, Univ of Notre Dame, Dept of Physics, Notre Dame, IN.

11:30 AM EE4.7/P3.7
IRREVERSIBLE DEPOSITION OF PARTICLES ON SOLID SURFACES, Elizabeth K. Mann, P. Schaaf, Inst Charles Sadron, CNRS, Strasbourg, FRANCE; B. Senger, P. Lavalle, Unite INSERM 424, Centre de Recherche Odontologique, Strasbourg, FRANCE; M. Ostafin, Inst Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, FRANCE.

SESSION EE5: BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED PHYSICS
Tuesday Afternoon, December 3, 1996
Constitution (S)
1:30 PM *EE5.1
TBD, Francoise Brochard-Wyart, PSI-Inst Curie, Paris, FRANCE.

2:00 PM *EE5.2
FLUCTUATIONS AND INTERACTIONS OF ACTIVE MEMBRANES, Jacques Prost, Inst Curie, Section de Recherche, Paris, FRANCE.

2:30 PM EE5.3
DNA SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT AND CRITICAL PHENOMENA , Michael Lassig, Max-Planck-Inst, Colloids & Interfaces, Teltow, GERMANY; Terence Hwa, Univ of California-San Diego, Dept of Physics, La Jolla, CA; Dirk Drasdo, Max-Planck-Inst, Colloids & Interfaces, Teltow, GERMANY.

2:45 PM EE5.4
DNA DYNAMICS AT ANAPHASE AND TYPE II DNA TOPOISOMERASES, Bertrand Duplantier, CEA Saclay, Service de Physique Theorique, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE; Gerard Jannink, CEA Saclay, Leon Brillouin Lab, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE; Jean-Louis Sikorav, CEA Saclay, Service de Biochimie et Genetique Moleculaire, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE.

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM *EE5.5
EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL EFFORTS TO UNDERSTAND ASSEMBLY OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES, Stanislas Leibler, Princeton Univ, Dept of Physics, Princeton, NJ.

4:00 PM EE5.6
FLEXIBLE MEMBRANES WITH ANCHORED POLYMERS, Reinhard Lipowsky, Max-Planck-Inst, Dept of Colloids & Interfaces, Teltow, GERMANY; Christin Hiergeist, Vasudevamurthy Indrani, Max-Planck-Inst, Colloids & Interfaces, Teltow, GERMANY.

4:15 PM EE5.7
SELF-ASSEMBLY OF CLATHRIN CAGES: STRUCTURE FROM KINETICS, Boris I. Shraiman, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Theoretical Physics Research, Murray Hill, NJ.

4:30 PM EE5.8
MECHANICS OF MICROTUBULES AGAINST MEMBRANES: GROWTH AND BUCKLING, Deborah Kuchnir Fygenson, Univ of Southern California, Dept of Biological Sciences, Los Angeles, CA; Albert Libchaber, Rockefeller Univ, Center for Physics & Biology, New York, NY; Michael Elbaum, Weizmann Inst of Science, Dept of Materials & Interfaces, Rehovot, ISRAEL; John F. Marko, Univ of Illinois-Chicago, Dept of Physics, Chicago, IL.

4:45 PM EE5.9
THE STRUCTURAL CHANGES INDUCED BY ANCHORED POLYMERS ON DROPLET AND BICONTINOUS MICROEMULSIONS, Jyotsana Lal, Loic Auvray, CEA Saclay, Leon Brillouin Lab, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE.

SESSION EE6: SPECIAL TALK
Tuesday Evening, December 3, 1996
Republic A (S)
7:00 PM *EE6.1
SURFACE FLOWS OF GRANULAR MIXTURES, T. Boutreux, Pierre Gilles de Gennes, College de France, Phys Mat Cond, Paris, FRANCE.

SESSION EE7: POSTER SESSION: STATISTICAL MECHANICS IN BIOLOGY
Tuesday Evening, December 3, 1996
8:00 P.M.
Grand Ballroom/Constitution (S)
EE7.1
A STUDY OF PHASE TRANSITIONS IN A PHOSPHOLIPID MULTILAYER THROUGH THE COMBINED TECHNIQUES OF SMALL-ANGLE NEUTRON SCATTERING AND X-RAY DIFFRACTION, Peter C. Mason, McMaster Univ, Dept of Physics, Hamilton, Canada; Richard M. Epand, McMaster Univ, Dept of Biochemistry, Hamilton, CANADA; Bruce D. Gaulin, McMaster Univ, Dept of Physics, Hamilton, CANADA.

EE7.2
THE NEMATIC-SMECTIC TRANSITION IN DISPERSIONS OF SLIGHTLY FLEXIBLE HARD RODS, Paul van der Schoot, Max-Planck-Inst, Dept of Theory, Teltow-Seehof, GERMANY.

EE7.3
DIRECT OBSERVATION THAT THE ELEVATED VISCOSITY OF A SELF-ASSEMBLED LAMELLAR BIOGEL IS DUE TO A HIGH DEFECT DENSITY, Sarah L. Keller, Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Chem Eng & Matls, Santa Barbara, CA; Cyrus R. Safinya, Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Physics, Santa Barbara, CA; Heidi E. Warriner, Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Materials, Santa Barbara, CA; Joseph A. Zasadzinski , Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Chemical Engr II, Santa Barbara, CA.

EE7.4
SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS OF FLUID MEMBRANE VESICLES FAR FROM EQUILIBRIUM, Leonardo Golubovic, Mirjana Golubovic, West Virginia Univ, Dept of Physics, Morgantown, WV.

EE7.5
INCOMPLETE PHASE SEPARATION IN MIXED MONOLAYERS, Aharon Weinstein, Weizmann Inst of Science, Dept of Materials & Interfaces, Rehovot, ISRAEL; Samuel A. Safran, Weizmann Inst of Science, Dept of Materials & Interfaces, Rehovot, ISRAEL.

EE7.6
CONFORMATIONAL AND DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF DOUBLE-TETHEREDCHAIN MOLECULES AT AN IMPENETRABLE INTERFACE, Harpreet S. Gulati, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Raleigh, NC; Carol K. Hall, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Raleigh, NC; Ronald L. Jones, Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of MS&E, Raleigh, NC.

EE7.7
DYNAMIC ASPECTS OF FORMATION OF SYNTHETIC MEMBRANES, M. Thies, Markische Fachhochschule, Dept of Biotech & Physical Chemistry, Iserlohn, GERMANY; Henrich H. Paradies, Markische Fachhochschule, Biotech & Physics Chemistry, Iserlohn NRW, GERMANY; S. F. Clancy, Witco Corporation, Research & Develop, Dublin, OH.

EE7.8
STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF VESICLES, John van Zanten, Rosann M. Konecny, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Baltimore, MD.

EE7.9
DIFFUSION IN BLOCK COPOLYMER MELTS, Cora M. Leibig, Glenn H. Fredrickson, Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Chemical Engr, Santa Barbara, CA.

EE7.10
MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS OF A POLYAMPHOLYTE CHAIN, N. Lee, S. P. Obukhov, Univ of Florida, Dept of Physics, Gainesville, FL.

EE7.11
FILAMENTOUS BACTERIOPHAGE AS A MODEL OF A SEMIFLEXIBLE HARD ROD LIQUID CRYSTALLINE SUSPENSION, Zvonimir Dogic, Seth Fraden, Brandeis Univ, Dept of Physics, Waltham, MA.

EE7.12
VECTOR LATTICE MODEL OF AMPHIPHILIC MIXTURES: INTERFACIAL BEHAVIOR , Carla Buzano, Politecnico di Torino, Dept of Physics, Torino, ITALY; Luiz Roberto Evangelista, FUEM, Dept of Physics, Maringa, BRAZIL; Alessandro Pelizzola, Politecnico di Torino, Dept of Physics, Torino, ITALY.

EE7.13
INVESTIGATION OF THE POLYAMIDE SURFACE STRUCTURE AFTER BIOMODIFICATION, Irina M. Rinkevich, Research Ctr on Resources Saving, Dept of Biotechnology, Grodno, BELARUS.

EE7.14
VARIATION OF THE RATE OF EXTENSION OF ACTIN NETWORKS, Donald J. Olbris, Judith Herzfeld, Jining Han, Brandeis Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Waltham, MA.

EE7.15
AN AVOIDANCE MODEL FOR SHORT-RANGE ORDER INDUCED BY SOFT REPULSIONS IN SYSTEMS OF RIGID RODS, Judith Herzfeld, Jining Han, Brandeis Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Waltham, MA.

EE7.16
COMPACTION OF LAMELLAR PHASES BY HOST BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES AND COPOLYMERS, Wladimir Urbach, CNRS, Lab de Physique Statistique de IENS, Paris, FRANCE; Claude Nicot, Univ de Paris VI, Dept URA CRNS 1458, Paris, FRANCE; Marcel Waks, Univ de Paris VI, Dept URA CNRS 1458, Paris, FRANCE; Raymond Ober, Univ de Paris VI, Dept URA CNRS 792, Paris, FRANCE; Tadeusz Galik-Krzywicki, CNRS, Paris, FRANCE.

EE7.17
DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF THE TRANSPORT PROPERTIES A SINGLE BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULE USING MAGNETIC TWEEZERS, Denis Wirtz, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr , Baltimore, MD; Charbel Haber, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Baltimore, MD.

EE7.18
ANOMALOUS DECAY OF A SINGLE PREY IN THE PRESENCE OF MULTIPLE PREDATORS, Sidney Redner, Paul Krapivsky, Boston Univ, Dept of Physics, Boston, MA.

EE7.20
STUDIES OF MONODISPERSE COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS IN ELECTRIC FIELDS USING CONFOCAL SCANNING LASER MICROSCOPY, Ujitha M. Dassanayakg, Seth Fraden, Brandeis Univ, Dept of Physics, Waltham, MA.

EE7.21
COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR MULTICOMPONENT DIFFUSION IN POLYMERIC MATERIALS, Giuseppe Rossi, Marsha A. Samus, Ford Motor Co, Scientific Research Lab, Dearborn, MI.

EE7.22
PHASE BEHAVIOR OF FD VIRUS PARTICLES AND POLYSTYRENE LATEX SPHERES, Marie Adams, Seth Fraden, Brandeis Univ, Dept of Physics, Waltham, MA.

EE7.23
TBD - Fredrickson.

EE7.24
CHIRALITY, STRUCTURE AND FREE ENERGY OF DNA LIQUID CRYSTALS, Helmut H. Strey, National Inst of Health, DCRT , Bethesda, MD; R. Podgornik, D. C. Rau, L. Yu, V. A. Parsegian, National Inst of Health, DCRT, Bethesda, MD; J. Wang, E. Sirota, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Annandale, NJ.

EE7.25
POLYMERIZATION KINETICS AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ACTIN FILAMENTS, Denis Wirtz, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr , Baltimore, MD; Andre Palmer, Johns Hopkins Univ, Chemical Engineering, Baltimore, MD; John van Zanten, Johns Hopkins Univ, Chemical Engineering, Baltimore, MD.

EE7.26
GENE FLANKING AND CODING SEQUENCE HETEROGENEITY DESCRIBED BY THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MELTING IN AT RICH D. DISCOIDEUM DNA, Kenneth A. Marx, Jeffrey W. Bizzaro, Iman Assil, Univ of Massachusetts, Dept of Chemistry, Lowell, MA; Richard D. Blake, Univ of Maine, Dept of Biochem Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Orono, ME.

EE7.27
HYDROPHIBIC SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF NEUROPEPTIDES AND THEIR RECEPTORS, Michael F Shlesinger, Office of Naval Research, Physical Sciences Div, Arlington, VA; Karen A Selz, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Arnold J. Mandell, Emory Univ, Psychiatry and Behavior Science, Atlanta, GA.

EE7.28
WHITE BLOOD CELL PENETRATION AND FRACTIONATION IN A MICROLITHOGRAPHIC ARRAY, Robert H. Carlson, Robert H. Austin, Shirley Chan, Princeton Univ, Dept of Physics, Princeton, NJ.

EE7.29
TOPO-II-ENHANCED RELAXATION OF VISCOELASTIC DNA NETWORKS, Thomas G. Mason, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Baltimore, MD; Denis Wirtz, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr , Baltimore, MD.

SESSION EE8: MICROMANIPULATION IN PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY
Wednesday Morning, December 4, 1996
Constitution (S)
8:30 AM *EE8.1
SINGLE DNA MOLECULES IN ELONGATIONAL FLOWS, Thomas T. Perkins, Steven Chu, Douglas E. Smith, Stanford Univ, Dept of Physics, Stanford, CA; Ronald G. Larson, Univ of Michigan, Dept of Chemical Engr, Ann Arbor, MI.

9:00 AM *EE8.2
MEASURING CELLULAR AND SUBCELLULAR MECHANICS WITH OPTICAL TWEEZERS, Scot C. Kuo, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Baltimore, MD.

9:30 AM EE8.3
MANIPULATION AND DISCRIMINATION OF DNA MOLECULES BY STM/AFM, Tomoji Kawai, Hiroyuki Tanaka, M. Tomyo, H. Tabata, Osaka Univ, ISIR-Sanken, Ibaraki Osaka, JAPAN.

9:45 AM EE8.4
SPONTANEOUS EXPULSION OF GIANT LIPID VESICLES INDUCED BY LASER TWEEZERS, Philip Nelson, J. David Moroz, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of Physics, Philadelphia , PA; Roy Bar-Ziv, Elisha Moses, Weizmann Inst of Science, Dept of Physics, Rehovot, ISRAEL.

10:00 AM BREAK

10:30 AM *EE8.5
PROPERTIES OF BIOMATERIALS MEASURED FROM ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE IMAGES, Helen G. Hansma, Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Physics, Santa Barbara, CA.

11:00 AM EE8.6
LATE STAGES OF THE PEARLING INSTABILITY IN LIPID BILAYERS, Jacqueline L. Goveas, Princeton Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Princeton, NJ; Scott T. Milner, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Annandale, NJ; William B. Russel, Princeton Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Princeton, NJ.

11:15 AM EE8.7
INSTABILITY AND FRONT PROPAGATION IN LASER-TWEEZED LIPID BILAYER TUBULES , Peter D. Olmsted, Univ of Leeds, Dept of Physics, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM; Fred C. MacKintosh, Univ of Michigan, Dept of Physics, Ann Arbor, MI.

11:30 AM EE8.8
COLLISION OF A FIELD-DRIVEN POLYMER WITH A POST: IMPLICATIONS FOR ELECTROPHORESIS IN MICROLITHOGRAPHIC ARRAYS, Edith M. Sevick, Australian National Univ, Inst of Advanced Studies, Canberra, AUSTRALIA; David R.M. Williams, Australian National Univ, Research School of Phys Sci & Engr, Canberra, AUSTRALIA.

11:45 AM EE8.9
PULLING A DNA CHAIN IN AN ELECTRIC FIELD: APPLICATIONS TO STRUCTURAL STUDIES AND SEPARATION TECHNIQUES, Armand Ajdari, ESPCI, Physico-Chimie Theorique, Paris, FRANCE; Didier Long, ESPCI, PhysicoChimie Theorique, Paris, FRANCE; Jean-Louis Viovy, Inst Curie, Section de Recherche, Paris, FRANCE.

SESSION EE9: FRICTION AND FRACTURE
Wednesday Afternoon, December 4, 1996
Constitution (S)
1:30 PM *EE9.1
PORTRAIT OF A CRACK: A COMPUTATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, Farid F. Abraham, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.

2:00 PM EE9.2
FRICTION AT LUBRICATED INTERFACES: EXPERIMENTS, PHENOMENOLOGY, AND SIMULATIONS , Jean M. Carlson, Univ of California-S Barbara, Dept of Physics, Santa Barbara, CA.

2:15 PM EE9.3
DYNAMICS OF NONEQUILIBRIUM FRACTURE PROPAGATION: THEORY, Raphael Blumenfeld, Princeton, NJ.

2:30 PM EE9.4
PINNING/DEPINNING OF FRACTURE CRACK FRONTS, Pascal Daguier, ONERA, Chatillon, FRANCE; Bernard Nghiem, CNRS, Aubervilliers, FRANCE; Elisabeth Bouchaud, ONERA, Chatillon, FRANCE; Francois Creuzet, CNRS, Aubervilliers, FRANCE.

2:45 PM EE9.5
TOWARDS A STATISTICAL THEORY OF SOLID DRY FRICTION, Thomas Nattermann, Andreas Volmer, Univ Cologne, Inst fur theoretische Physik, Koln, GERMANY.

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM *EE9.6
HARMONIC FIELDS CLOSE TO ROUGH SELF-AFFINE BOUNDARIES, Stephane Roux, Damien Vandembroucq, ESPCI, LPMMH, Paris, FRANCE.

4:00 PM EE9.7
MOLECULAR MECHANISMS DURING RUPTURE OF THIN ADHESIVE BONDS, Arlette R.C. Baljon, Cornell Univ, School of Chemical Engr, Ithaca, NY; Mark O. Robbins, Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Baltimore, MD.

4:15 PM EE9.8
STICK-SLIP MOTION AND NOISE-INDUCED LUBRICATION, H. G. E. Hentschel, Fereydoon Family, Yuri Braiman, Emory Univ, Dept of Physics, Atlanta, GA.

4:30 PM EE9.9
EARTHQUAKE FAILURE SEQUENCES ALONG A DISORDERED FAULT ZONE IN THREE DIMENSIONS AND IN MEAN FIELD THEORY, K. A. Dahmen, Harvard Univ, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA; Y. Ben-Zion, Univ of Southern California, Dept of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA; Daniel S. Fisher, Harvard Univ, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA.

4:45 PM EE9.10
THEORY OF DYNAMIC CRACK PROPAGATION, Sharad Ramanathan, Harvard Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Cambridge, MA; Daniel Fisher, Harvard Univ, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA.

SESSION EE10: POSTER SESSION: STATISTICAL MECHANICS IN PHYSICS
Wednesday Evening, December 4, 1996
8:00 P.M.
Grand Ballroom/Constitution (S)
EE10.1
THEORY OF QUASI-STATIC CRACK PROPAGATION, Deniz Ertas, Harvard Univ, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA; Sharad Ramanathan, Harvard Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Cambridge, MA; Daniel S. Fisher, Harvard Univ, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA.

EE10.2
SCALING FOR THE COALESCENCE OF MICROFRACTURES NEAR BREAKDOWN, Stefano Zapperi, H. Eugene Stanley, Boston Univ, Dept of Physics, Boston, MA; Purusattam Ray, Inst of Mathematical Sciences, Madras, INDIA; Alessandro Vespignani, Univ of Leiden, Instituut-Lorentz, Leiden, NETHERLANDS.

EE10.3
MECHANISM OF THE KOEHLER DISLOCATION MULTIPLICATION PROCESS, John J. Gilman, Univ of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

EE10.4
A MODEL OF CRACK PROPAGATION IN HETEROGENEOUS MATERIALS, Pascal Daguier, Elisabeth Bouchaud, Gilles Lapasset, ONERA, Chatillon, FRANCE.

EE10.5
A DYNAMIC PROBE OF TRIBOLOGICAL LOADING: TRANSIENT CURRENT GENERATION, J. Thomas Dickinson, Washington State Univ, Dept of Physic & Matls Science, Pullman, WA; K. Yasuda, S. C. Langford, Washington State Univ, Dept of Physics, Pullman, WA.

EE10.6
PINNING OF SLIDING ELASTIC MEDIA, Dinko Cule, Terence Hwa, Univ of California-San Diego, Dept of Physics, La Jolla, CA.

EE10.7
AXIAL AND RADIAL SEGREGATION PHENOMENA IN ROTATING GRANULAR MEDIA, K. M. Hill, H. L. Brown, A. Caprihan, Univ of Minnesota, School of Physics & Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN; J. Kakalios, Univ of Minnesota, Sch of Physics & Astron, Minneapolis, MN.

EE10.8
TEMPERATURE EFFECTS IN POROUS-MEDIA ELECTRO-KINETICS, David B. Pengra, Univ of Massachusetts, Physics & Astronomy Lab, Amherst, MA; Po-zen Wong, Univ of Massachusetts, Dept of Physics & Astromony, Amherst, MA.

EE10.9
AC RESPONSE OF HETEROGENEOUS MATERIALS: A NUMERICAL STUDY, Adolfo Antonio Rodriguez, Intevep, Dept of Reservoir, Caracas, VENEZUELA; Johnny Valbuena, INTEVEP S.A., Dept of Reservoir, Caracas, VENEZUELA.

EE10.10
INFLUENCE OF E.B. IRRADIATION ON WATER WETTABILITY OF HYDROXY APATITES FOR ARTIFICIAL BONE, Junichi Kawano, Tokai Univ, Matls Sci, Kanagawa, JAPAN; Hiroyuki Izumi, Kazuya Oguri, Tokai Univ, Dept of Materials Science, Kanagawa, JAPAN; Akira Tonegawa, Tokai Univ, Dept of Physics, Kanagawa , JAPAN; Takao Kawai, Kobe Steel Ltd, Chem Tech Research Section, Kobe , JAPAN; Yoshitake Nishi, Tokai Univ, Dept of Materials Science, Kanagawa, JAPAN.

EE10.11
RANDOM WALKS FOR MAGNETIC DECAY IN POROUS MEDIA, Weicheng Cai, Exxon Research Corporation, Annandale, NJ; Thomas C. Halsey, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Annandale, NJ; Michael Lieibig, Univ of California-S Barbara, Inst for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA; John H. Hardenbergh, Exxon Research Corporation, Annandale, NJ.

EE10.12
ANOMALOUS RELAXATION IN DISORDERED MEDIA, Mariela F. Araujo, INTEVEP S.A., Reservoir, Caracas, VENEZUELA; Orlando Gonzalez, Univ Central de Venezuela, Dept of Physics, Caracas, VENEZUELA.

EE10.13
MONTE CARLO SIMULATIONS OF PHASE TRANSITIONS IN A TWO DIMENSIONAL RANDOM-BOND POTTS MODEL, Ricardo Paredes, INTEVEP S.A., Reservoir, Caracas, VENEZUELA; Johnny Valbuena, INTEVEP S.A., Dept of Reservoir, Caracas, VENEZUELA.

EE10.14
COLLOIDAL AGGREGATION WITH A DRIFT: A COMPUTER SIMULATION , Agustin E. Gonzalez, Francois Leyvraz, UNAM, Inst of Physics, Mexico DF, MEXICO.

EE10.15
PATTERN FORMATION AND UNUSUAL A + B tex2html_wrap_inline485 0 REACTION KINETICS BETWEEN CHARGED REACTANTS IN LOW DIMENSIONS, Eugene Kotomin, V. N. Kuzovkov, Inst of Solid State Physics, Riga, LATVIA.

EE10.16
KINETICS OF SPATIALLY CONFINED PRECIPITATION AND PERIODIC PATTERN FORMATION, Chein-Shiu Kuo, E. Lopez Cabarcos, Boston Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Brookline, MA; Rama Bansil, Boston Univ, Dept of Physics, Boston, MA.

EE10.17
PHASE TRANSITIONS, PATTERNS, AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF FRONT PROPAGATION IN A DYNAMIC RANDOM IMPURITY MODEL FOR STRIP, UNUSUAL TREES AND OTHER CHAIN GEOMETRIES, Nicolas Vandewalle, Marcel Ausloos, Univ of Liege, SUPRAS, Liege, BELGIUM.

EE10.18
INEVITABILITY-WEB UTTER-SIMPLICITY ''PARSIMONY OF K.I.S.S.!'' IMPLIMENTATION OF HORGAN ''PERPLEXITY OVER COMPLEXITY'' VERSUS GELL-MANN/SFI ''EMERGANT COMPLEXITY 'RICHNESS' '': DIMENSIONALITY-DOMINATION PARSIMONY-OF-DICHOTOMY STRATEGY INEVITABILITY OF S.P.D.: ''FUZZYICS'' & ''ROUGH-STOFFE'': CATEGORY-THEORY tex2html_wrap_inline487 DIMENSION-THEORY tex2html_wrap_inline487 FUZZY-LOGIC tex2html_wrap_inline487 ROUGH-SETS tex2html_wrap_inline487 SEMANTICS/LINGUISTICS ''THE LITERATURE'' DATABASE-MINING FOR ANY MEANING VIA SEMANTIC/LINGUISTIC 'CLUSTERING' '': SIEGEL-LAWVERE-MACK-KANEKO-NAMSU-HAKEN-...-NEWTON-HUYGENS, Ed Siegel, Brookline, MA.

EE10.19
FLUCTUATIONS, LINDEMANN CRITERION AND SOLID-LIQUID TRANSITION IN THIN LAYERS, Alexei V. Tkachenko, Yitzhak Rabin, Bar-Ilan Univ, Dept of Physics, Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL.

EE10.20
PHOTOABSORPTIVE INSTABILITY IN MAGNETIC FLUIDS, Weili Luo, A. Cebers, Tengda Du, Univ of Central Florida, Dept of Physics, Orlando, FL.

EE10.21
COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH FIELD-INDUCED ANISOTROPY, James E. Martin, Robert A. Anderson, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

EE10.22
MEASUREMENT OF THE BINDING ENERGIES OF ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL FLUIDS, San Lin, Seth Fraden, Brandeis Univ, Dept of Physics, Waltham, MA.

EE10.23
COMPUTER SIMULATION OF THE POLARIZATION OF THE SURFACE CHARGE LAYER IN COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS IN TRANSIENT AND ALTERNATING E-FIELDS, Yue Hu, Janet Lee, Michelle W. Chen, Wellesley College, Dept of Physics, Wellesley, MA.

EE10.24
ANNULAR RINGLIKE ARRAYS FROM MIXTURES OF METAL NANOPARTICLES, Pamela C. Ohara, William M. Gelbart, James R. Heath, Univ of California-Los Angeles, Dept of Chemistry & Biochem, Los Angeles, CA.

EE10.25
SIMILARITY-DETECTION AND LOCALIZATION, Terence Hwa, Univ of California-San Diego, Dept of Physics, La Jolla, CA; Michael Lassig, Max-Planck-Inst, Colloids & Interfaces, Teltow, GERMANY.

EE10.26
AN EFFECTIVE HYDRODYNAMIC THEORY OF THE 2+1 DIMENSIONAL KURAMOTO-SIVASHINSKY EQUATION, Carson C. Chow, Boston Univ, NeuroMuscular Research Ctr, Boston, MA; Terence Hwa, Univ of California-San Diego, Dept of Physics, La Jolla, CA.

EE10.27
DOMAIN GROWTH AND PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS IN COLLOIDS, Krishnan Chari, Eastman Kodak Co, Imaging Research, Rochester, NY.

EE10.28
NEW FORMULATION OF PERTURBATION THEORY IN STATISTICAL PHYSICS - ALGEBRAIC CONSTRUCTIONS, INVOLVING TWO MULTIPLICATIONS, Sergey N. Karnaukhov, Rostov State Univ, Inst for Physics, Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA.

EE10.29
VERIFICATION OF APPLICABILITY OF THE CONTINUUM PERCOLATION MODEL TO THE FULLERENE, Vyacheslav V. Rotkin, A.F. Ioffe Phys-Technical Inst, Solid State Electronics, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.

EE10.30
FLORY-TYPE THEORY OF A KNOTTED RING POLYMER, Alexander Yu. Grosberg, MIT, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, MA; Alexander Feigel, Yitzhak Rabin, Bar-Ilan Univ, Dept of Physics, Ramat-Gam, ISRAEL.

SESSION EE11: GRANULAR MEDIA
Thursday Morning, December 5, 1996
Constitution (S)
8:30 AM *EE11.1
NONLINEAR DYNAMICS IN GRANULAR MATERIALS, Heinrich M. Jaeger, Univ of Chicago, Dept of Physics, Chicago, IL.

9:00 AM EE11.2
MODELING STRATIFICATION IN SANDPILES, Hernan A. Makse, Pierre Cizeau, H. Eugene Stanley, Boston Univ, Dept of Physics, Boston, MA; Shlomo Havlin, Bar-Ilan Univ, Dept of Physics, Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL.

9:15 AM EE11.3
EXTENDED LARGE-Q POTTS MODEL SIMULATION OF FOAM DRAINAGE, Yi Jiang, James A. Glazier, Univ of Notre Dame, Dept of Physics, Notre Dame, IN.

9:30 AM EE11.4
VELOCITY FLUCTUATIONS IN FLOWING SAND, N. Menon, Douglas J. Durian, Univ of California-Los Angeles, Dept of Physics, Los Angeles, CA.

9:45 AM EE11.5
AVALANCHE SEGREGATION OF BINARY MIXTURES OF GRANULAR MEDIA, J. Kakalios, Univ of Minnesota, Sch of Physics & Astron, Minneapolis, MN; J. P. Koeppe, M. J. Enz, Univ of Minnesota, School of Physics & Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN.

10:00 AM BREAK

10:30 AM *EE11.6
VELOCITY DISTRIBUTIONS AND CORRELATIONS IN SEDIMENTATION AND FLUIDIZATION, Paul M. Chaikin, Princeton Univ, Dept of Physics, Princeton, NJ; Maarten Rutgers, Univ of Pittsburgh, Dept of Physics, Pittsburgh, PA; Phil Segre, Exxon Research Corporation, Annadale, NJ.

11:00 AM EE11.7
RELAXATION OF LOCAL DENSITY FLUCTUATIONS IN A FLUIDISED GRANULAR MEDIUM, Stephen Warr, Cambridge Univ, Dept of Physics, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM; Jean-Pierre Hansen, Ecole Normale Superiere, Laboratoire de Physique, Lyon, FRANCE; Jonathan M Huntley, Loughborough Univ of Technology, Dept of Mechanical Engr, Loughborough, United Kingdom.

11:15 AM EE11.8
DRIVEN GRANULAR MEDIA AND DISSIPATIVE GASES: CORRLEATIONS AND LIQUID-GAS PHASE TRANSITIONS, David R.M. Williams, Australian National Univ, Research School of Phys Sci & Engr, Canberra, AUSTRALIA.

11:45 AM EE11.10
SELF-ORGANIZED CRITICALITY IN A RICE-PILE MODEL, Luis A. Nunes Amaral, Forschungszentrum Julich, IFF, Juelich, GERMANY; Kent B. Lauritsen, Niels Bohr Inst, CATS, Copenhagen , DENMARK.

SESSION EE12/FF8: POROUS MEDIA
Chair: Sandra M Troian
Thursday Afternoon, December 5, 1996
Constitution (S)
1:30 PM *EE12.1/FF8.1
NMR EXPERIMENTS ON MOLECULAR DYNAMICS IN NANOPOROUS MEDIA: EVIDENCE FOR LÉVY WALK STATISTICS, Rainer Kimmich, Tatjana Zavada, Siegfried Stapf, Univ Ulm, Sektion Kernresonanz, Ulm, GERMANY.

2:00 PM *EE12.2/FF8.2
DISCONTINUITY IN PARTICLE GRANULAR TEMPERATURE ACROSS THE GELDART B/A BOUNDARY OF GAS FLUIDIZED BEDS, George D. Cody, David J. Goldfarb, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Annandale, NJ.

2:30 PM EE12.3/FF8.3
MASSIVELY PARALLEL MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATION OF GAS PERMEATION ACROSS MOLECULAR SIEVING POROUS MEMBRANES, Phillip I. Pohl, Sandia National Laboratories, Dept of Energy & Environment, Albuquerque, NM; Grant S. Heffelfinger, Sandia National Laboratories, Parallel Computational Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.

2:45 PM EE12.4/FF8.4
GAS TRANSPORT IN SOL-GEL DERIVED POROUS CARBON, Gudrun Reichenauer, Jochen Fricke, Univ Wuerzburg, Dept of Physics, Wuerzburg, GERMANY.

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM *EE12.5/FF8.5
EFFECTIVE PROPERTIES OF FLOW THROUGH SEDIMENTARY ROCK: RESULTS FROM SIMULATION, Daniel H. Rothman , MIT, Dept of Earth Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Cambridge , MA.

4:00 PM *EE12.6/FF8.6
DYNAMICS OF AIR-WATER CONTACT LINES AND INTERFACES NEAR PINNING, Po-zen Wong, Univ of Massachusetts, Dept of Physics & Astromony, Amherst, MA; Erik Schaeffer, Univ of Massachusetts, Dept of Physics, Amherst, MA; David B. Pengra, Univ of Massachusetts, Physics & Astronomy Lab, Amherst, MA.

4:30 PM EE12.7/FF8.7
IMAGING AND RESISTIVITY STUDIES OF SATURATION GRADIENTS IN TWO-PHASE FLOW IN 3-D POROUS MEDIA, Eric H. Kawamoto, Po-zen Wong, Univ of Massachusetts, Dept of Physics & Astromony, Amherst, MA.

4:45 PM EE12.8/FF8.8
STRUCTURE OF POLYMER CHAINS CONFINED IN VYCOR, Jyotsana Lal, Loic Auvray, CEA Saclay, Leon Brillouin Lab, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE; Sunil K. Sinha, Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne, IL.