This work was financially supported by AWE and EPSRC. Further support from the Harvard Weissman International Internship Program (KLF) and a DuPont Young Professor Award (WTSH) is gratefully acknowledged. Thanks to Zijian Zheng for SEM imaging. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Buckling in Quasi-2D Polymers†
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 724–728, March, 2006
How to Cite
Edmondson, S., Frieda, K., Comrie, J. E., Onck, P. R. and Huck, W. T. S. (2006), Buckling in Quasi-2D Polymers. Adv. Mater., 18: 724–728. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501509
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUL 2005
- Patterning, surface;
- Polymeric materials;
- Thin films, microstructured
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.