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Switchable bumps of a bead-embedded elastomer surface with variable adhesion

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Abstract

An extremely simple structural design of a composite material composed of an elastomer sheet and hard beads embedded at the surface is proposed to realize a shape-tunable surface; it reversibly forms bumps/undulations in response to in-plane tensile strain applied to the surface. Tribological properties such as adhesion therefore become switchable.

Graphical abstract: Switchable bumps of a bead-embedded elastomer surface with variable adhesion

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The article was received on 17 Oct 2017, accepted on 03 Nov 2017 and first published on 14 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02048A
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
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    Switchable bumps of a bead-embedded elastomer surface with variable adhesion

    T. Ohzono and K. Teraoka, Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02048A

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