Continuous Microwire Patterns Dominated by Controllable Rupture of Liquid Films

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  • Zhiqing Xin,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
    2. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, PR China
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Bin Su,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
    Current affiliation:
    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Jianjun Wang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
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  • Xingye Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
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  • Zhiliang Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
    2. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, PR China
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  • Mengmeng Deng,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
    2. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, PR China
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  • Yanlin Song,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China.
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  • Lei Jiang

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids and Laboratory of New Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, 100190, PR China
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Abstract

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Controllable microwire patterns are prepared by dominating the rupture of liquid films. Regular rhombic-shaped micropillar arrays serve as wetting defects to pin or depin liquids, yielding continuous, herringbone, bead-shaped polystyrene microwire patterns or bead arrays. The results provide a deeper understanding of the controllable rupture of liquid films and offer a general strategy for the organization of polymers into structures needed for wiring, interconnects, and functional devices for future microfabrication.

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