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Salem Al Mosleh, Ajay Gopinathan, and Christian Santangelo, “Growth of Form in Thin Elastic Structures,” Soft Matter, accepted for publication.

Bin Liu, Jesse L. Silverberg, Arthur A. Evans, Christian D. Santangelo, Robert J. Lang, Thomas C. Hull, and Itai Cohen, “Topological kinematics of origami metamaterials,” Nature Physics 14, 811-814 (2018).
doi: 10.1038/s41567-018-0150-8
See the News and Views by Scott Waitukaitis.

info Bryan Gin-ge Chen, Christian D. Santangelo, “Branches of triangulated origami near the flat state,” Physical Review X 8, 011034(2018). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevX.8.011034


I. Prasad, C.D. Santangelo and G.M. Grason, “Subjamming transition in binary sphere mixtures,” Physical Review E, accepted for publication. [ARXIV]

S. Al Mosleh and C.D. Santangelo, “Nonlinear mechanics of rigidifying curves,” Physical Review E, 96, 013003 (2017). [ARXIV] doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.96.013003

K.T. Stanhope, V. Yadav, C.D. Santangelo, J.L. Ross, “Contractility in an extensile system,” Soft Matter 13, 4268-4277 (2017). [ARXIV] [JOURNAL] doi: 10.1039/C7SM00449D

Jinhye Bae, Nakul P. Bende, Arthur A. Evans, Jun-Hee Na, Christian D. Santangelo and Ryan C. Hayward, “Programmable and reversible assembly of soft capillary multipoles,” Materials Horizons, 4 228-235 (2017). [JOURNAL] doi: 10.1039/C6MH00531D


C.D. Santangelo, “Extreme Mechanics: Self-Folding Origami,” Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 8, 1 (2016). [JOURNAL]. doi: 10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-031016-025316

Jun-Hee Na, Nakul P. Bende, Jinhye Bae, Christian D. Santangelo and Ryan C. Hayward, “Grayscale gel lithography for programmed buckling of non-Euclidean hydrogel plates,” Soft Matter 12, 4985-4990 (2016). [JOURNAL]. doi: 10.1039/C6SM00714G

infoBryan Gin-ge Chen, Bin Liu, Arthur A. Evans, Jayson Paulose, Itai Cohen, Vincenzo Vitelli, C.D. Santangelo, “Topological mechanics of origami and kirigami,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 135501 (2016). [JOURNAL] [ARXIV].

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Joseph D. Paulsen, Vincent Demery, Christian D. Santangelo, Thomas P. Russell, Benny Davidovitch, Narayanan Menon, “Optimal wrapping of liquid droplets with ultrathin sheets,” Nature Materials 14 1206 – 1209 (2015). doi:10.1038/nmat4397 [JOURNAL]

infoNakul P. Bende, Arthur A. Evans, Sarah Innes-Gold, Luis A. Marin, Itai Cohen, Ryan C. Hayward, Christian D. Santangelo, “Geometrically controlled snapping transitions in shells with curved creases.” to appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1509228112 [ARXIV] [JOURNAL]

Art Evans, Jesse L. Silverberg, and C.D. Santangelo, “Lattice mechanics of origami tessellations,” Phys. Rev. E 92, 013205 (2015) doi: [ARXIV] [JOURNAL].
Selected as an “Editor’s suggestion.”

Jesse L. Silverberg, Jun-Hee Na, Arthur A. Evans, Bin Liu, Thomas C. Hull, Christian D. Santangelo, Robert J. Lang, Ryan C. Hayward and Itai Cohen, “Origami structures with a critical transition to bistability arising from hidden degrees of freedom,” Nature Materials 14, 389–393 (2015), doi:10.1038/nmat4232 [JOURNAL]
(see News and Views by Al-Mulla and Buehler.)

C.D. Santangelo, News & Views, “Elastic shells: Mapping curved wrinkles,” Nature Materials 14, 266–267 (2015). [JOURNAL]

info J.-H. Na, J. Bae, M.C. Chiappelli, A. Evans, C.D. Santangelo, R.J. Lang, T. Hull and R.C. Hayward, “Programming reversibly self-folding origami with micropatterned photo-crosslinkable polymer trilayers,” Adv. Mat. 27, 79-85 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403510 [JOURNAL]



Vincent Demery, B.Davidovitch and C.D. Santangelo, “Mechanics of large folds in thin interfacial films,” Phys. Rev. E 90, 042401 (2014). [ARXIV] [JOURNAL]

Jinhye Bae, C.D. Santangelo and R.C. Hayward, “Edge-defined metric buckling of temperature responsive hydrogel ribbons and rings,” Polymer 55, 5908–5914 (2014) [JOURNAL].

info J. Silverberg, A. Evans, L. McLeod, C.D. Santangelo, T. Hull, and I. Cohen, “Using origami design principles to fold reprogrammable mechanical metamaterials,” Science 345, 647-650 (2014). DOI: 10.1126/science.1252876 [JOURNAL]

info N. Bende, R.C. Hayward, and C.D. Santangelo, “Nonuniform growth and topological defects in the shaping of elastic sheets” Soft Matter (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C4SM00845F. [ARXIV] [JOURNAL]

Marcelo A. Dias, Basile Audoly, “A non-linear rod model for folded elastic strips,” J. Mech. and Phys. Solid. 62, 57-80 (2014). [ARXIV]



Jemal Guven, J. A. Hanna, Osman Kahraman, Martin Michael Mueller, “Dipoles in thin sheets,” EPJE 36, 106 (2013). [ARXIV]

Jemal Guven, J.A. Hanna, Martin Michael Mueller, “Whirling skirts and rotating cones,” New J. Phys. 15, 113055 (2013). [ARXIV]

infoD.A. Wood, C.D. Santangelo, and A. Dinsmore, “Self-Assembly on a Cylinder: A Model System for Understanding the Constraint of Commensurability,” Soft Matter, 9, 10016-10024 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51735G. [WEB] [JOURNAL].

M. Byun, C.D. Santangelo, and R. Hayward, “Swelling-Driven Rolling and Anisotropic Expansion of Striped Gel Sheets,” Soft Matter 9, 8264 – 8273 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50627D [JOURNAL]

J.A. Hanna, “Rotating Strings,” J. Phys A:Math. Theor. 46, 235201 (2013). [JOURNAL] [ARXIV]

info C.D. Santangelo, “Nambu-Goldstone modes and diffuse deformations in elastic shells,” Soft Matter 9, 8246-8251 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50476J [ARXIV] [JOURNAL]



info M.A. Dias and C.D. Santangelo, “The shape and mechanics of curved fold origami structures,” EPL 100, 54005 (2012). [JOURNAL] [ARXIV]

info J.A. Hanna and C.D. Santangelo, “Slack dynamics on an unfurling string,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 134301 (2012). [JOURNAL] [ARXIV]

info M.A. Dias, L. Dudte, L. Mahadevan, and C.D. Santangelo, “Geometric mechanics of curved crease origami”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 114301 (2012). [JOURNAL] [ARXIV].

info J. Kim, J.A. Hanna, M. Byun, C.D. Santangelo, and R.C. Hayward, “Designing responsive buckled surfaces by halftone gel lithography,” Science 335, 1201-1205 (2012). [JOURNAL] [PDF].

S.A. Matsumoto, C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, “Smectic pores and defect cores,” Interfaces Focus, [ARXIV] (2012).

G.P. Alexander, R.D. Kamien and C.D. Santangelo, “Developed Smectics: When Exact Solutions Agree”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 047802 (2012). [JOURNAL] [ARXIV].

D. Blair, C.D. Santangelo and J. Machta, “Packing squares in a torus,” J. Stat. Mech. P01018, (2012). [JOURNAL] [ARXIV].

J. Kim, J.A. Hanna, R.C. Hayward, and C.D. Santangelo, “Thermally responsive rolling of thin gel strips with discrete variations in swelling,” Soft Matter 8, 2375-2381 (2012). [JOURNAL].

B.L. Mbanga, G.M. Grason and C.D. Santangelo, “Frustrated order on extrinsic geometries, ” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 017801 (2012). [ARXIV].




K. Akabori and C.D. Santangelo, “Membrane morphology induced by anisotropic proteins,” Phys. Rev. E 84, 061909 (2011). [ARXIV].

M.A. Dias, J.A. Hanna and C.D. Santangelo, “Programmed buckling by controlled lateral swelling in a thin elastic sheet”, Phys. Rev. E 84, 036603 (2011). [ARXIV]

C.D. Santangelo, “Folding furrows,” Physics 4, 19 (2011).




B.G. Chen and C.D. Santangelo, “Minimal resonances in annular non-Euclidean strips,” [ARXIV] Phys. Rev. E 82, 056601 (2010).

J. Huang, B. Davidovitch, C.D. Santangelo, T.P. Russell, N. Menon, “A smooth cascade of wrinkles at the edge of a floating elastic film,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 038302 (2010).




D.R. Nelson, R.D. Kamien, C.D. Santangelo and V. Vitelli, “Extrinsic Curvature, Geometric Optics, and Lamellar Order on Curved Substrates,” Physical Review E 80, 051703 (2009). [ARXIV] [PDF]

H. Shin, G.M. Grason and C.D. Santangelo, “Mesophases of soft-sphere aggregates,” Soft Matter 5, 3629-3638 (2009). [ARXIV] [PDF]




C.D. Santangelo, “Buckling thin disks and ribbons with non-Euclidean metrics,” EPL 86 (2009) 34003. [ARXIV] [PDF]

M.L. Henle, B.A. DiDonna, C.D. Santangelo and A. Gopinathan, “Diffusion and binding of finite-size particles in confined geometries,” Phys. Rev. E 78 (2008) 031118. [ARXIV] [PDF]

Christian D. Santangelo, “The Geometry and Elasticity of Liquid Crystals” in Curvature and Variational Modeling in Physics and Biophysics, AIP Conference Proceedings 1002 (2008). [PDF]

Christian D. Santangelo and Oded Farago, “Membrane Fluctuations Around Inclusions” J. Computer-Aided Mat. Des. 14 (2008) 103-109. [ARXIV] [PDF]




Christian D. Santangelo, Vincenzo Vitelli, Randall D. Kamien, and David R. Nelson, “Geometric Theory of Columnar Phases on Curved Substrates” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 (2007) 017801 [cond-mat/0703206]. Selected as an Editor’s suggestion [ARXIV] [PDF]

M.A. Glaser, G.M. Grason, R.D. Kamien, A. Kovsmrlj, C.D. Santangelo, and P. Ziherl, “Soft Spheres Make More Mesophases”, Europhysics Lett. 78 (2007) 46004 [cond-mat/0609570]. [ARXIV] [PDF]

C.D. Santangelo, “Geometry and the nonlinear elasticity of defects in smectic liquid crystals”, Liquid Crystals Today 15 (2007) 11. [PDF]

C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, “Triply-periodic smectic liquid crystals”,Physical Review E 75 (2007) 011702 [cond-mat/0609596]. [ARXIV] [PDF]




G.M. Grason and C.D. Santangelo, “Undulated Cylinders of Diblock Copolymers,” Eur. Phys. J. E 20 (2006) 335 [cond-mat/0605076] [ARXIV] [PDF]

R.D. Kamien and C.D. Santangelo, “Smectic Liquid Crystals: Materials with one-dimensional, periodic order,” Geometriae Dedicata 120 (2006) 229. [math.DG/0601494] [ARXIV] [PDF]

C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, “Elliptic Phases: A study of the nonlinear elasticity of twist-grain boundaries,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 (2006) 137801. [ARXIV] [PDF]

C.D. Santangelo, “Computing counterion densities at intermediate coupling,” Phys. Rev. E 73 (2006) 041512. [ARXIV] [PDF]




M.C. Choi, C.D. Santangelo, O. Pelletier, S.Y. Kwon, J.H. Kim, Z. Wen, Y. Li, C.R. Safinya, and M.W. Kim, “First experimental observation of biaxial confinement of a semi-flexible filament in a channel,” Macromolecules 38 (2005) 9882-9884. [PDF]

C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, “Curvature and topology in smectic-A liquid crystals,” Proc. R. Soc. A 461, (2005) 2911-2921. [PDF]

C.D. Santangelo and L. Blum, “Interaction between two rows of localized adsorption sites in a 2D one-component plasma,” Cond. Matt. Phys. 8 (2005) 325. [ARXIV] [PDF]

O. Farago and C.D. Santangelo, “Pore formation in fluctuating membranes,” J. Chem. Phys. 112 (2005) 044901. [ARXIV] [PDF]




J.L. Ross, C.D. Santangelo, V. Makrides, and D.K. Fygenson, “Tau induces cooperative taxol binding to microtubules,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 101 (2004) 12910-12915. [PDF]

C.D. Santangelo and A.W.C. Lau, “Effects of counterion fluctuations in a polyelectrolyte brush,” Eur. Phys. J. E 13 (2004) 335-344. [ARXIV] [PDF]

M. Henle, C.D. Santangelo, D. Patel and P. Pincus, “Distribution of counterions near discretely charged planes and rods,” Europhys. Lett. 66 (2004) 284. [ARXIV] [PDF]




C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, “Bogomol’nyi, Prasad, Sommerfeld configurations in smectics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003) 045506. [ARXIV] [PDF]




C.D. Santangelo and P.Pincus, “Coiling instabilities in multilamellar tubes,” Phys. Rev. E 66 (2002) 061501. [ARXIV] [PDF]




R. Ragnarsson, J.L. Ford, C.D. Santangelo and E. Bodenschatz, “Rifts in spreading wax layers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76 (1996) 3456. [PDF]