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Delayed buckling and guided folding of inhomogeneous capsules.
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PMID:  23030092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Colloidal capsules can sustain an external osmotic pressure; however, for a sufficiently large pressure, they will ultimately buckle. This process can be strongly influenced by structural inhomogeneities in the capsule shells. We explore how the time delay before the onset of buckling decreases as the shells are made more inhomogeneous; this behavior can be quantitatively understood by coupling shell theory with Darcy's law. In addition, we show that the shell inhomogeneity can dramatically change the folding pathway taken by a capsule after it buckles.
Sujit S Datta; Shin-Hyun Kim; Jayson Paulose; Alireza Abbaspourrad; David R Nelson; David A Weitz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.
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