Sculpting Liquids with Ultrathin Shells.

  title={Sculpting Liquids with Ultrathin Shells.},
  author={Yousra Timounay and Alex Hartwell and Meng Chan He and D. Eric King and Lindsay K. Murphy and Vincent D'emery and Joseph D. Paulsen},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={127 10},
Thin elastic films can spontaneously attach to liquid interfaces, offering a platform for tailoring their physical, chemical, and optical properties. Current understanding of the elastocapillarity of thin films is based primarily on studies of planar sheets. We show that curved shells can be used to manipulate interfaces in qualitatively different ways. We elucidate a regime where an ultrathin shell with vanishing bending rigidity imposes its own rest shape on a liquid surface, using experiment… 

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