Patterns on a Roll: A Method for Continuous Feed Nanoprinting

Citation:

Matsumoto EA, Kamien RD. Patterns on a Roll: A Method for Continuous Feed Nanoprinting. Soft Matter [Internet]. 2012;8 (43) :11038-11041.

Abstract:

Exploiting elastic instability in thin films has proven to be a robust method for creating complex patterns and structures across a wide range of lengthscales. Even the simplest of systems, an elastic membrane with a lattice of pores, under mechanical strain, generates complex patterns featuring long-range orientational order. When we promote this system to a curved surface, in particular, a cylindrical membrane, a novel set of features, patterns and broken symmetries appears. The newfound periodicity of the cylinder allows for a novel continuous method for nanoprinting.

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