Departamento de Física

Facultad de Ciencia
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Laboratorio Estructuras Delgadas

Páginas Laboratorio Estructuras Delgadas

Director laboratorio:
Luis Eugenio Hamm Hahn
Ubicación laboratorio:
Block B y C
(56-2)27 181 255
Email laboratorio:


El laboratorio de estructuras delgadas tiene como fin estudiar el comportamiento mecánico de estructuras bidimensionales como películas delgadas y recubrimientos que se dan en diferentes contextos de ciencia de materiales e ingeniería en general, biología, y medicina. Aunque nuestro énfasis es en el estudio de aspectos de ciencia fundamental, la presencia de estructuras delgadas en la naturaleza y en el diseño ingenieril hace que este laboratorio participe de diversos ámbitos de estudio aplicado.

Publicaciones del laboratorio


Intertwined Multiple Spiral Fracture in Perforated Sheets
JF. Fuentealba, E. Hamm, B. Roman
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 116, pp. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.165501 165501 , 165501


Transition from isometric to stretching ridges in thin elastic films
J. F. Fuentealba, O. Albarrán, E. Hamm, E. Cerda
Physical Review E, Vol. 91, pp. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.91.032407 32407


"Folding of an Opened Spherical Shape"
E. Couturier, J. Dumais, E. Cerda, E. Katifori
Soft Matter, Vol. 9, pp. 8359 , 8367
"Near and Far From the Threshold Analysis of Rectangular Elastic Plates"
A. Arza, R. Schroll, E. Cerda
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Vol. 46, pp. 135203
"Spiral Tearing of Thin Films"
V. Romero, B. Roman, E. Hamm, E. Cerda
Soft Matter, Vol. 9, pp. 8282 , 8288
Forbidden Directions for the Fracture of Thin Anisotropic Sheets: an Analogy with the Wulff Plot
A. Takei, B. Roman, J. Bico, E. Hamm, F. Melo
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, pp. 144301


"Nonperturbative model for wrinkling in highly bendable sheets"
B. Davidovitch, R. D. Schroll, E. Cerda
Physical Review E, Vol. 85, pp. 66115


"Faraday patterns in lubricated thin films"
N. O. Rojas, M. Argentina, E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
European Physical Journal D, Vol. 62, pp. 25 , 31
"Nanocomposites based on polyethylene and nanosilver particles produced by metallocenic "in situ" polymerization: synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial behavior"
P. A. Zapata, L. Tamayo, M. Paez, E. Cerda, I. Azocar, F. M. Rabagliati
European Polymer Journal, Vol. 47, pp. 1541 , 1549
"Prototypical Model for Tensional Wrinkling in Thin Sheets"
B. Davidovitch, R. D. Schroll, D. Vella, M. Adda-Bedia, E. Cerda
PNAS, Vol. 108, pp. 18227 , 18232
Weakening of a Thin Shell Structure by Annihilating Singularities
L. Walsh, R. Meza, E. Hamm
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 44, pp. 232002


"Capillary wrinkling of elastic membranes"
D. Vella, M. Adda-Bedia, E. Cerda
SoftMatter, Vol. 6, pp. 5778 , 5782
"Foldable structures and the natural design of pollen grains"
E. Katifori, S. Alben, E. Cerda, D.R. Nelson, J. Dumais
PNAS, Vol. 107, pp. 7635 , 7639
"Inertial lubrication theory"
N.O. Rojas, M. Argentina, E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 104, pp. 187801


"Geometric tools for complex interfaces: from lung surfactant to the mussel byssus"
L. Pocivavsek, B. Leahy, N. Holten-Andersen, Binhua Lin, Ka Yee Lee, E. Cerda
Soft Matter, Vol. 5, pp. 1963 , 1968
"Nonlinear Faraday waves at low Reynolds numbers"
N. Rojas, M. Argentina, E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 147, pp. 166 , 169


"Force focusing in confined fibres and sheets"
V. Romero, E. Cerda, T. A. Witten, T. Liang
Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, Vol. 41, pp. 132003
"Multiple coiling of an elastic sheet in a tube"
V. Romero, T. A. Witten, E. Cerda
Proc. Royal Soc. A, Vol. 464, pp. 2847 , 2866
"Stress and fold localization in thin elastic membranes"
L. Pocivavsek, R. Dellsy, A. Kern, S. Johnson, B. H. Lin, K. Y. C. Lee, E. Cerda
Science, Vol. 320, pp. 912 , 916
"Tearing as a test for mechanical characterization of thin adhesive films"
E. Hamm, P. Reis, M. LeBlanc, B. Roman, E. Cerda
Nature Materials, Vol. 7, pp. 386 , 390
Tearing as a Test for Mechanical Characterization of Thin Adhesive Films
E. Hamm, P. Reis, M. LeBlanc, B. Roman, E. Cerda
Nature Materials, Vol. 7, pp. 386 , 390


"Capillary wrinkling of floating thin polymer films"
J. Huang, M. Juszkiewicz, W. H. de Jeu, E. Cerda, T. Emrick, N. Menon, T. P. Russell
Science, Vol. 317, pp. 650 , 653
"Universal and nonuniversal features in a model of city traffic"
B. A. Toledo, E. Cerda, J. Rogan, V. Munoz, C. Tenreiro, R. Zarama, J. A. Valdivia
Physical Review E, Vol. 75, pp. 26108


"Confined developable elastic surfaces: cylinders, cones and the Elastica"
E. Cerda, L. Mahadevan
"Mechanics of scars"
E. Cerda
Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 38, pp. 1598 , 1603


"The Elements of Draping"
E. Cerda, L. Mahadevan, J.M. Pasini
PNAS, Vol. 101, pp. 1806 , 1810
Dynamics of Developable Cones under Shear
E. Hamm, B. Roman, F. Melo
Physical Review E, Vol. 70, pp. 026607


"Geometry and Physics of Wrinkling"
E. Cerda, L. Mahadevan
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 90, pp. 74302


"Thin Films: Wrinkling of an Elastic Sheet under Tension"
E. Cerda, K. Ravi-Chandar, L. Mahadevan
Nature, Vol. 419, pp. 579 , 580


"Asymptotics Description of a Viscous Fluid Layer"
J. Statistical Physics, Vol. 101, pp. 553 , 565
"Conical Dislocations in Crumpling"
E. Cerda, S. Chaieb, F. Melo, L. Mahadevan
Nature, Vol. 401, pp. 46 , 49
Chirality dependent component of vortex advection in excitable media
V. Voignier, E. Hamm, V. Krinsky
Chaos, Vol. 9, pp. 238 , 241


"Conical Surfaces and Crescent Singularities in Crumpled Sheets"
E. Cerda, L. Mahadevan
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 80, pp. 2358 , 2361
"Faraday’s Instability in Viscous Fluid"
E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 368, pp. 195 , 228


"Faraday’s Instability for Viscous Fluids"
E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 78, pp. 859 , 862
"Model for Subharmonic Waves in Granular Materials"
E. Cerda, F. Melo, S. Rica
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 79, pp. 4570 4570 , 4573


"Effective Potential and Weak Noise Transitions"
H. Calisto, E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 82, pp. 1015 , 1045
Dense and Sparse Spirals Drift in Opposite Directions in Electric Field
V. Krinsky, E. Hamm, V. Voignier 3854
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 76, pp. 3854 , 3857
Fast Selective Annihilation of Spiral Waves
K. Agladze, V. Voignier, E. Hamm, F. Plaza, V. Krinsky.
Journal of Physical Chemistry, Vol. 100, pp. 18764 , 18769


"Scattering of First Sound by Superfluid Vortices"
C. Nore, M.E. Brachet, E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 72, pp. 2593 , 2595


"Interaction of Surface Waves with Vorticity in Shallow Water"
E. Cerda, F. Lund
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 70, pp. 3896 , 3899
"Weak Noise Expansions through Funtional Integrals for Colored Noise"
H. Calisto, E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 71, pp. 513 , 528


"Comment on Noise and Bifurcations"
H. Calisto, E. Cerda, E. Tirapegui
Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 69, pp. 1115 , 1122

Proyectos del Laboratorio


Fondecyt Regular

Guided Tearing of Thin Sheets and Collapse of Shells
Eugenio Hamm
Investigadores principales
Eugenio Hamm
Investigadores asociados
  • Enrique Cerda
Número de proyecto:
Año de término:

Fondecyt Regular

Near and Far From Threshold Analysis of Thin Films
Investigadores principales
Enrique Cerda Villablanca
Investigadores asociados
  • Jorge Ferrer Meli
Número de proyecto:
Año de término:

Anillos Científicos

Nano and Micromechanics of Soft Matter Systems
Enrique Cerda
Investigadores principales
Maritza Páez, Marcelo Kogan, Francisco Melo
Investigadores asociados
  • Roberto Bernal
  • Raúl Cordero
  • Eugenio Hamm
  • Francisco Vivanco
Número de proyecto:
Anillo Act 95
Año de término:

Fondecyt Regular

Thin Elastic Membranes and Films in Physics, Biology and Engineering
Investigadores principales
Enrique Cerda
Investigadores asociados
  • Luis Eugenio Hamm Hahn
  • Roberto Bernal Valenzuela
Número de proyecto:
Año de término:

Fondecyt Regular

Thin solid elastic surfaces as a model for plastic surgery, crumpling, and draping
Investigadores principales
Enrique Cerda Villablanca
Número de proyecto:
Año de término:

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