Curvature-induced symmetry breaking determines the wrinkling pattern in Nature Materials

Our paper on the Curvature-induced symmetry breaking determines elastic surface patterns” has just been published online in Nature Materials !

The wrinkling morphologies of our curved elastic bilayer materials are further analyzed in collaboration with a team from the Math department of MIT. The pattern formation is described here by deriving a generalized Swift-Hohenberg theory. This theory, universally applicable to macroscopic and microscopic systems, can be extend to arbitrarily shaped surfaces, thereby solving a longstanding problem in elasticity theory.

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N. Stoop, R. Lagrange, D. Terwagne, P. M. Reis and J. DunkelCurvature-induced symmetry breaking determines elastic surface patterns, Nat. Mat., DOI:10.1038/nmat4202.    [html, pdf, SI]