Gallery of Soft Matter Physics


Highlighting the Work of Soft Matter Researchers

The Gallery of Soft Matter Physics is a pilot poster and video competition at the 2022 APS March Meeting that showcases the elegance and aesthetics of soft matter and highlights the work of the soft matter community to fellow researchers and the general public.

Video Winners

Poster Winners

Frustrated Ceramics

Frustrated Ceramics

Shira Shoval, Shenkar Academy of Arts and Design, shira.b.shoval@gmail.com
Ofri Dar, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, ofrida95@gmail.com
Eran Sharon, HUJI, erans@mail.huji.ac.il

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Keeping an eye on drying liquid crystals

Keeping an Eye on Drying Liquid Crystals

Qing Zhang, MIT, zqing@mit.edu
Chenhui Peng, University of Memphis, cpeng@memphis.edu
Irmgard Bischofberger, MIT, irmgard@mit.edu

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Bending Plateau's laws

Video Submissions

Hierarchical Liquid Crystal Droplet Generation via Toroid Formation On A Fluid-Fluid Interface

Hierarchical Liquid Crystal Droplet Generation via Toroid Formation On A Fluid-Fluid Interface

Thakur Siddharth, Vanarse Vinod, Dasmahapatra Ashok Kumar, Bandyopadhyay Dipankar

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The intricate ballet of self-navigating particles: Flocks, synchronization, laning and defects

The Intricate Ballet of Self-Navigating Particles: Flocks, Synchronization, Laning and Defects

Mathias Casiulis, Dov Levine

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3D Visualization of Gel Fracture: From Damage Accumulation, Nucleation to Propagation

3D Visualization of Gel Fracture: From Damage Accumulation, Nucleation to Propagation

Singh Akash, Tateno Michio, Simon Gilles, Vanel Loïc, Leocmach Mathieu

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Crumple dynamics mediating snap-through

Crumple Dynamics Mediating Snap-Through

Robert Hutton, Eduardo Vitral, James Hanna, Eugenio Hamm

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Microgel foam films - more colourful than expected

Microgel Foam Films - More Colourful Than Expected

Kevin Gräff, Matthias Kühnhammer, Regine von Klitzin

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Stability transition of fire ant rafts

Stability Transition of Fire Ant Rafts

Hungtang Ko, David Hu

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Ultra stable shear jammed granular materials

Ultra Stable Shear Jammed Granular Materials

Yiqiu Zhao, Yuchen Zhao, Dong Wang, Hu Zheng, Bulbul Chakraborty, Joshua E. S. Socolar

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Activity Induces Chaos in 3D Incompressible Polar Extensile Active Fluids

Activity Induces Chaos in 3D Incompressible Polar Extensile Active Fluids

Philipp Suhrcke, Abhinav Singh, and Ivo F. Sbalzarini

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From cells to tissues: in silico growth, injury and healing

From Cells to Tissues: In Silico Growth, Injury and ealing

Matias André, Carvalho Genilson, Rebocho Tatiana

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How a Virus Releases its Genome

How a Virus Releases its Genome

Sukeník Lukáš

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Freezing of an acoustically levitated granular membrane

Freezing of an Acoustically Levitated Granular Membrane

Brady Wu, Melody X Lim, Bryan VanSaders, Heinrich Jaeger

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When a salt crystal meets liquid crystal

When a Salt Crystal Meets Liquid Crystal

Eun Jonghee, Jeong Joonwoo

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Synchronizing waves in microfluidics

Synchronizing Waves in Microfluidics

Um Eujin, Jeong Joonwoo

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Metachronal waves in swarms of nematode Turbatrix Aceti

Metachronal Waves in Swarms of Nematode Turbatrix Aceti

Anton Peshkov, Sonia McGaffigan, Alice C. Quillen

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Cuts of high-dimensional basins of attraction of soft sphere packings

Cuts of High-Dimensional Basins of Attraction of Soft Sphere Packings

Praharsh Suryadevara, Mathias Casiulis, Stefano Martiniani

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Diffusionless Ordering of Polyhedral Nanoparticles

Diffusionless Ordering of Polyhedral Nanoparticles

Abhishek Sharma, Fernando Escobedo

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All-aqueous embedded printing of viscoelastic droplets in yield-stress fluids

All-Aqueous Embedded Printing of Viscoelastic Droplets in Yield-Stress Fluids

Liheng Cai

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Active Control of Periodic, Three-Dimensional Disclination Networks in Nematic Liquid Crystals

Active Control of Periodic, Three-Dimensional Disclination Networks in Nematic Liquid Crystals

Xinyu Wang, Jinghua Jiang, Kamal Ranabhat, Hailey Rich, Chenhui Peng, Rui Zhang

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ALOE VERA Shape Morphing Due to Moisture Absorption

Aloe Vera Shape Morphing Due to Moisture Absorption

Sunny Lustov, Keren Attas

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Drop it like it's stressed

Drop It Like It's Stressed

Olfa D'Angelo, Felix Kuthe, Thomas Voigtmann, Maziyar Jalaal

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Temporal Evolution of Erosion in Pore-Networks: From Homogenization to Instability

Temporal Evolution of Erosion in Pore-Networks: From Homogenization to Instability

Deng Pan

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Rifts in Rafts

Rifts in Rafts

Kha-I To, Sidney Nagel

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Reversible chirality inversion in cellulosic structures for humidity sensors

Reversible Chirality Inversion in Cellulosic Structures for Humidity Sensors

Ana Almeida, Pedro Almeida, Maria Godinho

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Mixtures

Mixtures

Giacomo Bartolucci, Alan Ianeselli, Philipp Schwintek, Adriana Calaça Serrão, Isabel LuValle-Burke, Louise Jawerth

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A light-activated platelet sailing in a liquid crystal

A Light-Activated Platelet Sailing in a Liquid Crystal

Antonio Tavera-Vazquez, Danai Montalvan-Sorrosa, Noe Atzin, Gustavo Perez-Lemus, Vinothan Manoharan, Juan de Pablo

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Fireworks of Active Colloids

Fireworks of Active Colloids

Bo Zhang

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A Tale of Two Chiralities - Vortex Chiral State Reversal

A Tale of Two Chiralities - Vortex Chiral State Reversal

Bo Zhang

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An odd crystalline whorl state

An Odd Crystalline Whorl State

Ephraim S. Bililign, William T. M. Irvine

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Evolution of Crystal Grains in Lloyd Relaxation

Evolution of Crystal Grains in Lloyd Relaxation

Szabolcs Horvát, Carl D. Modes

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Granulobot

Granulobot

Baudoin Saintyves, Heinrich Jaeger

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How a leak can stop itself

How a Leak Can Stop Itself

Caroline D. Tally, Heather E. Kurtz, Rose B. Tchuenkam, Katharine E. Jensen

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Coupling-Mediated Protein Waves in Mass-conserved Pattern Forming Systems

Coupling-Mediated Protein Waves in Mass-Conserved Pattern Forming Systems

Benjamin Winkler, Sergio Alonso Muñoz, Markus Bär

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Poster Submissions

Tribocharging-induced Self-organization of Microspheres

Tribocharging-induced Self-organization of Microspheres

Ignaas S. M. Jimidar, Kai Sotthewes, Devaraj van der Meer, Han Gardeniers, Gert Desmet

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   Heart-shape of DNA Knots

Heart-Shape of DNA Knots

Qiyuan QIU, Liang DAI

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Assembling Giant Unilamellar Vesicles into tissue-like structures: a biomimetic approach

Assembling Giant Unilamellar Vesicles into Tissue-Like Structures: a Biomimetic Approach

Laura Casas Ferrer, Gladys Massiera, Laura Casanellas

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Time will tell

Time Will Tell

Kieran Murphy, Dani Bassett

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EGaIn Droplet Down Incline

EGaIn Droplet Down Incline

Keith Hillaire, Hangjie Ji, Karen E. Daniels

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Colloidal bananas get to form wavy liquid crystals

Colloidal Bananas Get to Form Wavy Liquid Crystals

Taiki Yanagishima, Heidi de Sousa, Massimiliano Chiappini, Dirk Aarts, Marjolein Dijkstra, Roel Dullens

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SAWstitch: exploring self avoiding walks through hand-embroidery

SAWstitch: Exploring Self Avoiding Walks through Hand-Embroidery

Christa Brown, Kalila Cook, Paul Beales, Lorna Dougan

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Evaporative self-assembly of polyethylene oxide (PEO)

Evaporative Self-Assembly of Polyethylene Oxide (PEO)

Shakshi Gupta, Dillip K. Satapathy

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Engineered Thin Films

Engineered Thin Films

Navraj Lalli, Li Shen, Daniele Dini, Andrea Giusti

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Growth and Relaxation of the Surface Instability Patterns

Growth and Relaxation of the Surface Instability Patterns

Vaisakh V Mohanan, Ho Yi Lydia Mak, Nishan Gurung, Qin Xu

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Granular Force Networks

Granular Force Networks

Estelle Berthier, Karen E. Daniels, Mason A. Porter

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Granular Networks

Granular Networks

Nauer Silvia, Porter Mason

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Birth and death of liquid crystalline 1D domains

Birth and Death of Liquid Crystalline 1D Domains

Almukambetova Madina, Jeong Joonwoo

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Left or Right: How Liquid Crystals Around Droplets Twist

Left or Right: How Liquid Crystals Around Droplets Twist

Kim Jungmyung, Jeong Joonwoo

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Transcendence of a thin film

Transcendence of a Thin Film

Muhammad Rizwanur Rahman, Li Shen, James Ewen, Edward Smith, Daniele Dini

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Keeping Our Sheet Together

Keeping Our Sheet Together

Carly E. Galvin, Brendan C. Blackwell, Michelle M. Driscoll

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Blooming PLA

Blooming PLA

Ofri Dar Industrial, Ido Levin, Arielle Blonder, Eran Sharon

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Amplitude-dependent boundary modes in topological mechanical lattices

Amplitude-Dependent Boundary Modes in Topological Mechanical Lattices

Yuan Zhou, Yafei Zhang, C.Q. Chen

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The sound of an active hexagon

The Sound of an Active Hexagon

Paul Baconnier, Joachim Charbit, Olivier Dauchot

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Persistent Homology Descriptors for Surface Topology Analyses

Persistent Homology Descriptors for Surface Topology Analyses

Nitesh Kumar, Aurora Clark

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Mosaics of active turbulence

Mosaics of Active Turbulence

Caleb Wagner, Michael Norton, Jae Sung Park, Piyush Grover

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Controlling active droplets

Controlling Active Droplets

H. Baza, Y. Wang, M. Rajabi, H. Wang, S. Shiyanovski, O. D. Lavrentovich

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The Life of Robotic Swarms

The Life of Robotic Swarms

Timofey Kruglov, Vadim Porvatov, Alina Rozenblit, Ekaterina Puhtina, Anastasia Molodtsova, Mikhail Buzakov, Daria Sennikova, Vyacheslav Smirnov, Oleg Burmistrov, Alexey Dmitriev, Anton Souslov, Alexander Borisov, Nikita Olekhno

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Inside an Avalanche

Inside an Avalanche

Qinghao Mao, Tanvi Gandhi, Abhinendra Singh, Siavash Monfared, Robert Buarque de Macedo, José E. Andrade, Heinrich M. Jaeger

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Particle stress and force network in bidisperse frictional suspensions

Particle Stress and Force Network in Bidisperse Frictional Suspensions

Abhinendra Singh, Abhishek K. Sharma, Juan J. de Pablo, Heinrich M. Jaeger

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Under Pressure: When Bubbles Crack

Under Pressure: When Bubbles Crack

Paul Lilin, Jean Elkhoury, Irmgard Bischofberger

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Lace in Space

Lace in Space

Lauren Dreier, Basile Baudez, Stefana Parascho

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Wrinkles and developable cones in confined annular sheets

Wrinkles and Developable Cones in Confined Annular Sheets

Lucia Stein-Montalvo, Arman Guerra, Kanani Almeida, Ousmane Kodio, Douglas P. Holmes

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Flexible micropillar forest

Flexible Micropillar Forest

Lebo Molefe, John M. Kolinski

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