Departmental Papers (MSE)

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

June 2007


The authors report the formation of various submicron wrinkle patterns and their transition from one-dimensional (1D) ripples to two-dimensional (2D) herringbone structures on poly(dimethylsiloxane) films. Using mechanical force they can separately control the amount and timing of strain applied to the substrate on both planar directions (either simultaneously or sequentially), which appears to be critical to maneuver the pattern formation in real time. They demonstrate reversible transitions from flat to 1D ripple, to ripple with bifurcation, to ripple/herringbone mixed features, and to well-controlled formation of a highly ordered zigzag-based 2D herringbone structures.


Copyright 2007 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. Reprinted in Applied Physics Letters, Volume 90, Issue 24, Article 241903, June 2007, 3 pages.
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polymer films, bifurcation, solid-state phase transformations



Date Posted: 21 August 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.