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Highly uniform micro-cavity arrays in flexible elastomer film

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Abstract

Uniform hexagonal arrays of spherical micro-cavities are created in an elastomer film in a one-step process. The cavities are the imprints of water droplets condensed from saturated vapor in a heated closed container. The saturated vapor arises from evaporation of water from a reservoir within the container. Competition between droplet growth and curing of the elastomer film determines the structure of the resulting pattern.

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The article was received on 13 May 2008, accepted on 16 Dec 2008 and first published on 19 Jan 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B808109C
Citation: Soft Matter, 2009,5, 743-746
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    Highly uniform micro-cavity arrays in flexible elastomer film

    S. Shojaei-Zadeh, S. R. Swanson and S. L. Anna, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 743
    DOI: 10.1039/B808109C

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