Soft particles at a fluid interface.

@article{Mehrabian2016SoftPA,
  title={Soft particles at a fluid interface.},
  author={Hadi Mehrabian and Jens Harting and Jacco H. Snoeijer},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          1062-73
        }
}
Particles added to a fluid interface can be used as a surface stabilizer in the food, oil and cosmetic industries. As an alternative to rigid particles, it is promising to consider highly deformable particles that can adapt their conformation at the interface. In this study we compute the shapes of soft elastic particles using molecular dynamics simulations of a cross-linked polymer gel, complemented by continuum calculations based on linear elasticity. It is shown that the particle shape is… 
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