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Capillary origami in nature

Abstract : Capillary forces dominate gravity on a small scale and may deform flexible bodies in both natural and laboratory settings. Two examples are considered here: floating flowers and spider webs.
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Sunghwan Jung, Pedro M. Reis, Jillian James, Christophe Clanet, John Bush. Capillary origami in nature. Physics of Fluids, American Institute of Physics, 2009, 21 (9), pp.091110. ⟨10.1063/1.3205918⟩. ⟨hal-01025627⟩

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