Mesoscale structure of wrinkle patterns and defect-proliferated liquid crystalline phases. O Tovkach, J Chen, MM Ripp, T Zhang, JD Paulsen, & B Davidovitch, Submitted (2019).

Crumples as a generic stress-focusing instability in confined sheets. Y Timounay, R De, 
 JL Stelzel, ZS Schrecengost, MM Ripp, & JD Paulsen, Submitted (2019).

Geometry underlies the mechanical stiffening and softening of thin sheets. MM Ripp, V Démery, T Zhang, & JD Paulsen, arXiv 1804.02421 (2018).  pdf  link

Published Works

[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 U.S.A. 113, 1144 (2016).  pdf  link  bibtex
–Highlighted in UMass Amherst Press Release, picked up by news sites

[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
–Cover photo (December 2015 issue)  link
–Highlighted in UMass Amherst Press Release, picked up by numerous news sites
–News articles in, and in ––Syracuse University’s “Headlines from the Hill”.
–Blogged in 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 

[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 U.S.A. 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