Our paper on the “Wrinkling crystallography on spherical surfaces” has just been published in PNAS !
Curved crystals cannot comprise hexagons alone; additional defects are required by both topology and energetics that depend on the system size. Treating dimples, generated through curved wrinkling, as point-like packing units, we show that our system can be mapped into and described within the framework of curved crystallography, albeit with some important differences attributed to the far-from-equilibrium nature of our patterns.
M. Brojan, D. Terwagne, R. Lagrange and P. M. Reis, “Wrinkling crystallography on spherical surfaces”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 112, 14. [html, pdf]
Our Smart Morphable Surfaces (Smorphs) are making a cover of the Advanced Materials journal (Vol.26 – No. 38 – October 15 – 2014).
Download the cover in high resolution here.
Download the paper on Smorphs here.
Jeremy Segers and Jehan Charlier, both in their last year in Physics studies (Master 2) at ULB, are joining the lab to pursue their master thesis.
Guillaume Tillema is joining the lab today and starts a Ph.D thesis in collaboration with the School of Engineering (ULB).
Axel Cornu with a bachelor in electronics from the Haute Ecole de la Ville de Liège joined the lab to assist in its development.
The TrioS.lab team has literally doubled in size today !
Here is the very first equipment of the lab: a brand new 3D printer. This novel digital fabrication tool is an invaluable an central tool in our lab to help us design very precise and frugal experiments.
Our paper on the “Buckling of an elastic rod embedded on an elastomeric matrix: planar vs. non-planar configurations“has just been published in Soft Matter journal. [html, pdf]
Today, our work on Smart Morphable Surfaces (Smorphs) is on MIT front page.
Here is a link to the full story.
Our paper on the “Smart Morphable Surfaces for Aerodynamic Drag Control” has just been published online in Advanced Materials. [html, pdf]
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