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The PDF file includes:

  • Section S1. Further experimental information
  • Section S2. Numerical simulations
  • Section S3. The pressure of a growing void in an elastic-plastic solid
  • Fig. S1. Cyclical tensile testing of silicone samples.
  • Fig. S2. The evolution of droplet image during growth in silicone gel with E = 71, 333 and 800 kPa and at three different applied strains.
  • Fig. S3. CARS microscopy images of fluorinated oil droplets in silicone gels of different stiffnesses.
  • Fig. S4. Results of a numerical model of cavity growth.
  • Fig. S5. The evolution of the shape of a droplet in a neo-Hookean, incompressible solid, as the solid is uniaxially stretched.
  • Fig. S6. A schematic showing the geometry used in calculating the critical pressure for growth in an elastic/perfectly plastic solid.

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Movie S1 (.mov format). Typical droplet growth in a stretched silicone gel.
  • Movie S2 (.mov format). A close up of a single droplet growing in a stretched silicone gel.
  • Movie S3 (.mp4 format). Droplets growing and shrinking in a stretched silicone gel.

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