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Understanding surface mechanics of soft solids, such as soft polymeric gels, is crucial in many engineering processes, such as dynamic wetting and adhesive failure. In these situations, a combination of capillary and elastic forces drives the motion, which is balanced by dissipative mechanisms to determine the rate. While shear rheology (i.e., viscoelasticity) has long been assumed to dominate the dissipation, recent works have suggested that compressibility effects (i.e., poroelasticity) could play roles in swollen networks. We use fast interferometric imaging to quantify the relaxation of surface deformations due to a displaced contact line. By systematically measuring the profiles at different time and length scales, we experimentally observe a crossover from viscoelastic to poroelastic surface relaxations. © 2020 American Physical Society. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review Letters
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Organisational unit09573 - Dufresne, Eric / Dufresne, Eric
09573 - Dufresne, Eric / Dufresne, Eric
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