Ben Vollmayr-Lee

Ben Vollmayr-Lee

Associate Professor of Physics
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

Scholarly Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Non-equilibrium statistical physics
  • Ben interests are in theoretical statistical physics, which is the study of cooperative effects in systems with many particles. Specifically, he investigates the superfluid phase transition in helium mixtures, the coarsening dynamics of metal alloys and polymer blends and diffusion-limited chemical reactions.

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Selected Publications

Single-Species Three Particle Reactions in One Dimension
Benjamin P. Vollmayr-Lee and Melinda M. Gildner, Phys. Rev. E 73, 041103 (2006).
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Applications of Field-Theoretic Renormalization Group Methods to Reaction-Diffusion Problems
Uwe C. Tauber, Martin Howard, and Benjamin P. Vollmayr-Lee, J. Phys. A 38, R79 (2005).
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Fast and Accurate Coarsening Simulation with an Unconditionally Stable Time Step
Benjamin P. Vollmayr-Lee and Andrew D. Rutenberg, Phys. Rev. E 68, 066703 (2003).
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Kac-Potential Treatment of Nonintegrable Interactions
Benjamin P. Vollmayr-Lee and Erik Luijten, Phys. Rev. E 63, 031108 (2001).
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Cluster Persistence: a Discriminating Probe of Soap Froth Dynamics
W.Y. Tam, A.D. Rutenberg, B.P. Vollmayr-Lee, and K.Y. Szeto, Europhys. Lett. 51, 223 (2000).
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Comment on “Scaling Laws for a System with Long-Range Interactions within Tsallis Statistics”
Benjamin P. Vollmayr-Lee and Erik Luijten, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 470 (2000).
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Anisotropic Coarsening: Grain Shapes and Nonuniversal Persistence
Andrew D. Rutenberg and Benjamin P. Vollmayr-Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 3772 (1999).
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Filler-Induced Composition Waves in Phase-Separating Polymer Blends
Benjamin P. Lee, Jack F. Douglas, and Sharon C. Glotzer, Phys. Rev. E 60, 5812 (1999).
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Fluctuation Effects in Steric Reaction-Diffusion Systems
Zoran Konkoli, Henrik Johannesson, and Benjamin P. Lee, Phys. Rev. E 59, R3787 (1999).
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Phase Separation of Ultrathin Polymer-Blend Films on Chemically Patterned SAM Substrates
A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, B.P. Lee, S.C. Glotzer, J.A. Rogers, R.J. Jackman, E.J. Amis, and G.M. Whitesides, Phys. Rev. E 57, R6273 (1998).
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Persistence, Poisoning, and Autocorrelations in Dilute Coarsening
Benjamin P. Lee and Andrew D. Rutenberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 4842 (1997).
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Critique of Primitive Model Electrolyte Theories
Daniel M. Zuckerman, Michael E. Fisher, and Benjamin P. Lee, Phys. Rev. E 56, 6569 (1997).
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Charge Oscillations in Debye-Hückel Theory
Benjamin P. Lee and Michael E. Fisher, Europhys. Lett. 39, 611 (1997).
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Ginzburg Criterion for Coulombic Criticality
Michael E. Fisher and Benjamin P. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3561 (1996).
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Density Fluctuations in an Electrolyte from Generalized Debye-Hückel Theory
Benjamin P. Lee and Michael E. Fisher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2906 (1996).
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Renormalization Group Study of the A+B→∅ Diffusion-Limited Reaction
Benjamin P. Lee and John Cardy, J. Stat. Phys. 80, 971 (1995); Erratum, ibid. 87, 951 (1997).
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Scaling of Reaction Zones in the A+B→0 Diffusion-Limited Reaction
Benjamin P. Lee and John Cardy, Phys. Rev. E 50, R3287 (1994).
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Renormalization Group Calculation for the Reaction kA→∅
Benjamin P. Lee, J. Phys. A 27, 2633 (1994).
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Phase Ordering in One-Dimensional Systems with Long-Range Interactions
Benjamin P. Lee and John Cardy, Phys. Rev. E 48, 2452 (1993).
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Critical Behavior in Nonequilibrium Systems
Benjamin P. Lee, Ph.D. Thesis, UCSB 1994.
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