Buckling in quasi-2D polymers

S Edmondson, K Frieda, JE Comrie, PR Onck, WTS Huck*

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Abstract

Buckle-driven delamination and subsequent collapse of strained thin polymer films upon triggered release from the substrate is exploited to fabricate striking, well-defined ridging patterns (see figure). An analysis of these patterns is presented, including the effects of film thickness and the exterior shape of these "quasi-2D" polymer objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-728
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced materials
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17-Mar-2006

Keywords

  • THIN-FILMS
  • SURFACE
  • DELAMINATION
  • PATTERNS
  • BRUSHES

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