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Recent progress in controlled nano/micro cracking as an alternative nano-patterning method for functional applications

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Abstract

Generally, cracking occurs for many reasons connected to uncertainties and to the non-uniformity resulting from intrinsic deficiencies in materials or the non-linearity of applied external (thermal, mechanical, etc.) stresses. However, recently, an increased level of effort has gone into analyzing the phenomenon of cracking and also into methods for controlling it. Sophisticated manipulation of cracking has yielded various cutting-edge technologies such as transparent conductors, mechanical sensors, microfluidics, and energy devices. In this paper, we present some of the recent progress that has been made in controlling cracking by giving an overview of the fabrication methods and working mechanisms used for various mediums. In addition, we discuss recent progress in the various applications of methods that use controlled cracking as an alternative to patterning tools.

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Submitted
26 Apr 2020
Accepted
19 May 2020
First published
29 May 2020

Nanoscale Horiz., 2020,5, 1036-1049
Article type
Review Article

Recent progress in controlled nano/micro cracking as an alternative nano-patterning method for functional applications

J. Jung, K. K. Kim, Young. D. Suh, S. Hong, J. Yeo and S. H. Ko, Nanoscale Horiz., 2020, 5, 1036
DOI: 10.1039/D0NH00241K

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