28 May 2017 to 2 June 2017
Queen's University
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Spontaneous elastocapillary deformations driving the formation of 2D microcoils

29 May 2017, 14:15
BioSci 1102 (Queen's University)

BioSci 1102

Queen's University

CLOSED - Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Condensed Matter and Materials Physics / Physique de la matière condensée et matériaux (DCMMP-DPMCM) M3-1 Soft Matter (DCMMP/SMC17) | Matière molle (DPMCM/MMC17)


Mr Adam Fortais (McMaster University)


We report on the elastocapillary deformation of flexible microfibers in contact with bubbles trapped at the surface of a liquid bath resulting in stunning 2-dimensional microfiber coils. Microfibers are placed on top of bubbles and are found to migrate to and wrap around the perimeter of the deformed liquid surface for certain bubble-fiber size combinations. A simple model incorporating surface and bending energies is used to describe the winding process.

Primary authors

Mr Adam Fortais (McMaster University) Ms Kathleen Charlesworth (McMaster University) Mr Rafael D Schulman (McMaster University) Dr Kari Dalnoki-Veress (McMaster University)

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