Amit Shavit

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Social networks enable knowledge sharing that inevitably begs the question of expertise analysis. Many online profiles claim expertise, but possessing true expertise is rare. We characterize expertise as projected expertise (claims of a person), perceived expertise (how the crowd perceives the individual) and true expertise (factual). StockTwits, an(More)
Although highly packed polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) are important for a wide array of applications, preparing them remains difficult because of the poor dispersion of NPs at high loading fractions. One method to successfully prepare PNCs with high loadings is through capillary rise infiltration, as previously shown by Huang et al., although the mechanism(More)
At temperatures moderately below their glass transition temperature, the properties of many glass-forming materials can evolve slowly with time in a process known as physical aging whereby the thermodynamic, mechanical, and dynamic properties all drift towards their equilibrium values. In this work, we study the evolution of the thermodynamic and dynamic(More)
Although the origin of ductility in crystalline materials is well understood through the motion of dislocations and defects, a similar framework for understanding deformation in amorphous materials remains elusive. In particular, the difference in the mechanical response for small-molecule amorphous solids, such as organic glasses that are typically(More)
The glass transition temperature marks a point below which a material's properties change significantly, and it is well-established that confinement to the nanoscale modifies the properties of glass-forming materials. We use molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the dynamics and aging behavior of model glass-forming polymers near and below the glass(More)
Surfaces functionalized with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) formed from a mixture of two alkylsilanes with different chain lengths have been designed to simultaneously improve the liquid crystal (LC) wettability and promote homeotropic anchoring of the LC. Most chemically functionalized surfaces (e.g., long alkyl chain SAMs) that promote homeotropic(More)
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