The authors wish to thank R. C. Cammarata, T. G. Leong, and C. L. Randall for valuable discussions. This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number CMMI-0448816 and DGE-0549350; and from the Beckman Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.
Patterning Thin Film Mechanical Properties to Drive Assembly of Complex 3D Structures†
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 24, pages 4760–4764, December 17, 2008
How to Cite
Bassik, N., Stern, G. M., Jamal, M. and Gracias, D. H. (2008), Patterning Thin Film Mechanical Properties to Drive Assembly of Complex 3D Structures. Adv. Mater., 20: 4760–4764. doi: 10.1002/adma.200801759
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 28 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Received: 24 JUN 2008
- National Science Foundation. Grant Numbers: CMMI-0448816, DGE-0549350
- Beckman Foundation
- thin films
Thin films of metal and polymer are patterned with varying geometry, moduli, and initial stresses to fold into complex 3D structures. In the schematic (top) the rigid segments, flexible hinges, and hollow areas are visible. In the optical and fluorescent micrograph below, cells were cultured on the self-assembled structures, and fluoresce green as they are alive.