Defect-mediated stripe reordering in wrinkles upon gradual changes in compression direction

Takuya Ohzono, Masatsugu Shimomura

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    We study the stripe rearrangements in microwrinkles subjected to gradual changes in the compression direction. The spatially averaged stripe orientation follows the changing compression direction with a deviation of 3°-4°. Meanwhile, the local stripe orientation stays constant for a certain period and a dislocation gliding nearby causes it to jump suddenly in the direction of compression. This sequence repeatedly occurs over the surface. The regular pattern transiently appears in the stripe orientation as a result of the organized glide motions, indicating the interaction between dislocations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number040601
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
    • Mathematical Physics


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