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Elastomer Surfaces with Directionally Dependent Adhesion Strength and Their Use in Transfer Printing with Continuous Roll-to-Roll Applications

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  • Sang Yoon Yang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Andrew Carlson,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Huanyu Cheng,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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  • Qingmin Yu,

    1. School of Mechanics, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072, China, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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  • Numair Ahmed,

    1. Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Jian Wu,

    1. Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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  • Seok Kim,

    1. Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Metin Sitti,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
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  • Placid M. Ferreira,

    1. Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Yonggang Huang,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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  • John A. Rogers

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.===

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Abstract

In this paper we present mechanics and materials aspects of elastomeric stamps that have angled features of relief on their surfaces, designed to enable control of adhesion strength by peeling direction, in a way that can be exploited in schemes for deterministic assembly by transfer printing. Detailed mechanics models capture the essential physics of interface adhesion in this system. Experiments with cylindrical stamps that have this design demonstrate their potential for use in a continuous, roller mode of operation.

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