Preprints

Principles of pattern selection for confined elastic shells. I Tobasco, Y Timounay, D Todorova, GC Leggat, JD Paulsen, & E Katifori, arXiv 2004.02839.  pdf  link

Published Works

[20] Crumples as a generic stress-focusing instability in confined sheets. Y Timounay, R De, JL Stelzel, ZS Schrecengost, MM Ripp, & JD Paulsen, Physical Review X 10, 021008 (2020).  pdf  link  bibtex
–Featured in APS Physics Magazine: “Focus: Wrinkles Turn to Crumples”

[19] Geometry underlies the mechanical stiffening and softening of an indented floating film. MM Ripp, V Démery, T Zhang, & JD Paulsen, Soft Matter 16, 4121 (2020).  pdf  link  bibtex
–Inside cover: May 7, 2020

[18] Mesoscale structure of wrinkle patterns and defect-proliferated liquid crystalline phases. O Tovkach, J Chen, MM Ripp, T Zhang, JD Paulsen, & B Davidovitch, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117, 3938 (2020).  pdf  link  bibtex

[17] Memory formation in matter. NC Keim, JD Paulsen, Z Zeravcic, S Sastry, & SR Nagel, Reviews of Modern Physics 91, 035002 (2019).  pdf  link  bibtex

[16] Minimal descriptions of cyclic memories. JD Paulsen & NC Keim, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 475, 20180874 (2019).  pdf  link  bibtex

[15] Wrapping liquids, solids, and gases in thin sheets. JD Paulsen, Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics vol. 10, 431 (2019).  pdf  link  bibtex

[14] Thickness dependence of the Young’s modulus of polymer thin films.
 J Chang, KB Toga, JD Paulsen, TP Russell, & N Menon
, Macromolecules 51, 6764 (2018).  link  bibtex

[13] Hyperuniformity with no fine tuning in sheared sedimenting suspensions. J Wang, JM Schwarz, & JD Paulsen, Nature Communications 9, 2836 (2018).  pdf  link  bibtex

[12] Wrapping with a splash: High-speed encapsulation with ultrathin sheets. D Kumar, JD Paulsen, TP Russell, & N Menon, Science 359, 775 (2018).  pdf  link  bibtex
–Perspective: “Capsules made from prefabricated thin films”
Video synopsis by Science Magazine

[11] A model for approximately stretched-exponential relaxation with continuously varying stretching exponents. JD Paulsen & SR Nagel, Journal of Statistical Physics 167, 749 (2017).  pdf  link  bibtex

[10] Geometry-driven folding of a floating annular sheet. JD Paulsen, V Démery, KB Toga, Z. Qiu, T Russell, B Davidovitch, and N Menon, Physical Review Letters 118, 048004 (2017).  pdf  link  bibtex

[9] Curvature-induced stiffness and the spatial variation of wavelength in wrinkled sheets. JD Paulsen, E Hohlfeld, H King, J Huang, Z Qiu, TP Russell, N Menon, D Vella, & B Davidovitch. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113, 1144 (2016).  pdf  link  bibtex  press release

[8] Optimal wrapping of liquid droplets with ultrathin sheets. JD Paulsen, V Démery, CD Santangelo, TP Russell, B Davidovitch, & N Menon, Nature Materials 14, 1206 (2015).  pdf  link  bibtex  press release
–Cover article: Dec. 2015
–Blogged in Gizmodo and FYFD

[7] Multiple transient memories in experiments on sheared non-Brownian suspensions. JD Paulsen, NC Keim, & SR Nagel, Physical Review Letters 113, 068301 (2014).  pdf  link  bibtex
–Recommended in Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics  pdf  link
–PRL Editors’ Suggestion

[6] Coalescence of bubbles and drops in an outer fluid. JD Paulsen, R Carmigniani, A Kannan, JC Burton, & SR Nagel, Nature Communications 5, 3182 (2014).  pdf  link  bibtex 

[5] Approach and coalescence of liquid drops in air. JD Paulsen, Physical Review E 88, 063010 (2013).  pdf  link  bibtex
–Blogged in FYFD

[4] Multiple transient memories in sheared suspensions: Robustness, structure, and routes to plasticity. NC Keim, JD Paulsen, & SR Nagel, Physical Review E 88, 032306 (2013).  pdf  link  bibtex 

[3] The inexorable resistance of inertia determines the initial regime of drop coalescence. JD Paulsen, JC Burton, SR Nagel, S Appathurai, MT Harris, & OA Basaran, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109, 6857 (2012).  pdf  link  bibtex 

[2] Viscous to inertial crossover in liquid drop coalescence. JD Paulsen, JC Burton, & SR Nagel, Physical Review Letters 106, 114501 (2011).  pdf  link  bibtex
–PRL Editors’ Suggestion

[1] Energy-dependent Ps-He momentum-transfer cross section at low energies. JJ Engbrecht, MJ Erickson, CP Johnson, AJ Kolan, AE Legard, SP Lund, MJ Nyflot, & JD Paulsen, Physical Review A 77, 012711 (2008).  pdf  link  bibtex