Mechanical phase diagram of shrinking cylindrical gels

Arezki Boudaoud*, Sahrawi Chaib

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The experimental results on the patterns arising when cylindrical gels shrink were reproduced theoretically using a simple elastic model and an extension of the Flory free energy of gels. As an extension to this work, pattern formation when a gel membrane undergoes a shrinking transition. These preliminary results showed patterns similar to the crumpling of elastic sheets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021801
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 1
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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