In a new paper, we uncover a novel facet of the Leidenfrost effect, where water evaporation couples to elastic deformations. Hydrogel balls bounce persistently !
In our new paper published in JMPS, we develop a theory for wide beams made of nonlinear elastic materials!
By means of experiments on photo-elastic grains, we show how the Jamming transition affects the statics and the dynamics of vibrated dense granular media. Click here to download our paper.