From cells to ice-creams: how does elasticity affect phase separation?
Volume Controlled Cavity Expansion
Below is a short video that explains our experimental VCCE technique that can be used to measure the material properties of soft materials and biological tissues!
Dynamics of Phase Separation with Nonlinear Elastic Effects, SES 2020
Kothari, M. and Cohen, T., 2020. Effect of Elasticity on Phase Separation in Heterogeneous Systems. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 145, 1041
Displacement-controlled peeling of a soft, adhesive layer
Kothari, M., Lemon, Z.S., Roth, C. and Cohen, T., 2020. Controlled Propagation and Jamming of a Delamination Front. Soft Matter, 16, 9838-9843.
Probing local nonlinear viscoelastic properties in soft materials
Chockalingam, S., Roth, C., Henzel, T., and Cohen, T., 2021. Probing local nonlinear viscoelastic properties in soft materials. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 146, p.104172.