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Polymer Patterning: Buckling-Assisted Patterning of Multiple Polymers (Adv. Mater. 24/2010)
Dong C. Hyun, Unyong Jeong, and coworkers report on p. 2642 the buckling-assisted patterning of multiple polymers. This work is based on the unique characteristics of buckling: reversibility and morphological variation. The buckling surfaces are employed as templates to confine multiple polymers in the trenches of the sinusoidal topology. Localized dewetting of the polymers enables the fabrication of unconventional patterns that can be transferred to other substrates.