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Patterns on a roll: a method of continuous feed nanoprinting

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Abstract

Exploiting elastic instability in thin films has proven to be a robust method for creating complex patterns and structures across a wide range of lengthscales. Even the simplest of systems, an elastic membrane with a lattice of pores, under mechanical strain, generates complex patterns featuring long-range orientational order. When we promote this system to a curved surface, in particular, a cylindrical membrane, a novel set of features, patterns and broken symmetries appears. The newfound periodicity of the cylinder allows for a novel continuous method for nanoprinting.

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The article was received on 29 Jun 2012, accepted on 04 Sep 2012 and first published on 19 Sep 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26516H
Citation: Soft Matter, 2012,8, 11038-11041
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    Patterns on a roll: a method of continuous feed nanoprinting

    E. A. Matsumoto and R. D. Kamien, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 11038
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26516H

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