F. Liu thanks O. Schmidt for helpful comments on the manuscript. The authors acknowledge the continuous support from DOE and NSF.
Nanomechanical Architecture of Strained Bilayer Thin Films: From Design Principles to Experimental Fabrication†
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 23, pages 2860–2864, December, 2005
How to Cite
Huang, M., Boone, C., Roberts, M., Savage, D. E., Lagally, M. G., Shaji, N., Qin, H., Blick, R., Nairn, J. A. and Liu, F. (2005), Nanomechanical Architecture of Strained Bilayer Thin Films: From Design Principles to Experimental Fabrication. Adv. Mater., 17: 2860–2864. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501353
- Issue published online: 1 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 19 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUN 2005
- Nanostructures, composite;
- Thin films
Design principles for nanostructures are proposed based on the controlled folding of strained thin bilayer films. By controlling the geometry of the bilayer films, calculations can predict formation of structures such as nanorings, nanodrills, and nanocoils (see Figure). In theory, this approach could be applied to the fabrication of nanostructures from other combinations of different classes of materials.