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TOPOLOGICAL ORIGAMI

Clicks for doughnuts

Nature Physicsvolume 14pages777778 (2018) | Download Citation

The ideas of topology are breaking ground in origami-based metamaterials. Experiments now show that certain shapes — doughnuts included — exhibit topological bistability, and can be made to click between different topologically stable states.

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  2. Huygens-Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory at Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands

    • Scott R. Waitukaitis

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