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Sung Hoon Kang, Sicong Shan, Wim L. Noorduin, Mughees Khan, Joanna Aizenberg and Katia Bertoldi Buckling-Induced Reversible Symmetry Breaking and Amplification of Chirality Using Supported Cellular Structures Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 2 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201300617

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Buckling-induced reversible symmetry breaking and amplification of chirality using macro- and microscale supported cellular structures is described. Guided by extensive theoretical analysis, cellular structures are rationally designed, in which buckling induces a reversible switching between achiral and chiral configurations. Additionally, it is demonstrated that the proposed mechanism can be generalized over a wide range of length scales, geometries, materials, and stimuli.

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