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.
|Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
|Published - Aug 1 2003
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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- General Physics and Astronomy