Soft Materials at surfaces and interfaces: Elastocapillarity

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Hennings 201
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Undergraduate
Speaker:
Kari Dalnoki-Veress (McMaster)
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The physics of soft materials is distinct from hard matter, as the weaker intermolecular bonds can result in a large response to external stresses. In recent years, there has been a significant interest in understanding the interaction between a liquid’s surface tension and a solid’s elasticity: elastocapillarity. In particular, liquids can generate significant deformations of highly compliant materials. These elastocapillary interactions are highly relevant in a wide variety of systems including capillary origami, kirigami, and folding, soft tissues, wetting of fibers and hair, and micro-patterning of soft surfaces. In this talk I will summarize our recent work on the capillary interactions of liquid droplets with elastic surfaces.

Add to Calendar Event Start: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:00 pm Event End: 5:00 pm Soft Materials at surfaces and interfaces: Elastocapillarity Event Information: The physics of soft materials is distinct from hard matter, as the weaker intermolecular bonds can result in a large response to external stresses. In recent years, there has been a significant interest in understanding the interaction between a liquid’s surface tension and a solid’s elasticity: elastocapillarity. In particular, liquids can generate significant deformations of highly compliant materials. These elastocapillary interactions are highly relevant in a wide variety of systems including capillary origami, kirigami, and folding, soft tissues, wetting of fibers and hair, and micro-patterning of soft surfaces. In this talk I will summarize our recent work on the capillary interactions of liquid droplets with elastic surfaces. Event Location: Hennings 201

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