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Author Stoop, N. ♦ Wittel, F. K. ♦ Herrmann, H. J.
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2008-08-18
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics ♦ Condensed Matter - Soft Condensed Matter ♦ physics:cond-mat
Abstract We find that in two dimensions wires can crumple into different morphologies and present the associated morphological phase diagram. Our results are based on experiments with different metallic wires and confirmed by numerical simulations using a discrete element model. We show that during crumpling, the number of loops increases according to a power-law with different exponents in each morphology. Furthermore, we observe a power-law divergence of the structure's bulk stiffness similar to what is observed in forced crumpling of membranes.
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