Folding of wires
Norbert Stoop and
Falk Wittel we studied the folding of a wire in a two dimensional cell
as published in
a paper in Physical Review Letters Vol.101, 094101 (2008).
For a comparison with an experiment see this
This work was commented in in the October 2008 issue of
Physics Today .
Below we see a packing in three dimensions as published in a
paper in Physical Review Letters Vol.106, 214102 (2\
011) and commented in the June 2011 issue of
Soft Matter World Newsletter .
Now we are studying the generalization to surfaces. See below a sphere that
grows inside a confining cavity.