Prof. Kari Dalnoki-Veress "Soft Materials at surfaces and interfaces: Elastocapillarity"
Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada,& PCT Lab, UMR CNRS 7083 Gulliver, ESPCI ParisTech, PSL Research University, Paris
May 10, 2017
from 02:15 PM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Seminarraum A, FMF, Stefan-Meier-Str. 21, Freiburg|
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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 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.
invited by Hendrik Meyer