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Keywords:

  • surface wrinkling;
  • elastomers;
  • smart glass;
  • electric fields;
  • surface roughness
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Wrinkling of elastomeric coatings by an electric field is reported. The associated changes in the coating's optical properties yield switchable mirrors and windows. The field Ec needed to induce wrinkling is a factor of 4.4 lower than the theoretically predicted value, which is attributed to space-charge injection.