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dc.contributor.authorHennessy, M. G.
dc.contributor.authorBurlakov, V. M.
dc.contributor.authorMuench, A.
dc.contributor.authorWagner, B.
dc.contributor.authorGoriely, A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-21T13:36:24Z
dc.date.available2021-09-21T13:36:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHennessy, M. G., Burlakov, V. M., Münch, A., Wagner, B., & Goriely, A. (2014). Propagating topological transformations in thin immiscible bilayer films. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 105(6), 66001. doi:10.1209/0295-5075/105/66001
dc.identifier.issn1286-4854
dc.identifier.issn0295-5075
dc.identifier.doi10.1209/0295-5075/105/66001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/671596
dc.description.abstractA physical mechanism for the topological transformation of a two-layer system confined by two substrates is proposed. Initially the two horizontal layers, A and B, are on top of each other, but upon a sufficiently large disturbance, they can rearrange themselves through a spontaneously propagating sectioning to create a sequence of vertical alternating domains ABABAB. This generic topological transformation could be used to control the morphology of fabricated nanocomposites by first creating metastable layered structures and then triggering their transformation. The generality is underscored by formulating conditions for this topological transformation in terms of the interface energies between phases and substrates. The theoretical estimate for the width of the domains is confirmed by simulations of a phase-field model and its thin-film/sharp-interface approximation. © Copyright EPLA, 2014.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based in part upon work supported by The James Martin School (VMB, AG) and Award No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by KAUST. AG is a Wolfson/Royal Society Merit Award Holder and acknowledges support from a Reintegration Grant under EC Framework VII. BW gratefully acknowledges the support by the Federal Ministry of Education (BMBF) and the state government of Berlin (SENBWF) in the framework of the program “Spitzenforschung und Innovation in den NeuenL¨andern” (Grant No. 03IS2151) and the hospitality of OCCAM.
dc.publisherIOP Publishing
dc.relation.urlhttps://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1209/0295-5075/105/66001
dc.rightsThis is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in EPL. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at http://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/105/66001
dc.titlePropagating topological transformations in thin immiscible bilayer films
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalEPL (Europhysics Letters)
dc.identifier.wosutWOS:000334492400013
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionMathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin, Germany
dc.contributor.institutionWeierstrass Institute, Mohrenstraße 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany
dc.identifier.volume105
dc.identifier.issue6
dc.identifier.pages66001
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-84897434092


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