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Abstract by James McKenzie

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Presenter's Name

James McKenzie

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

Branton Campbell

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Department

Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

Branton Campbell

Title

Visualizing Phase Transitions and Coset Graphs

Abstract

The coset graph of a phase transition in a crystalline material contains a variety of information about the types of defects that can arise in the material.  Such a graph can be visualized in many different ways, some of which are not visually intuitive.  This makes it hard to identify the symmetries in the system.  I will present a Monte Carlo algorithm that evolves an arbitrarily presented coset graph into a canonical form that is fairly easy to interpret and is much more visually intuitive.