Simple fabrication of ring-like microwrinkle patterns

Takuya Ohzono, Masatsugu Shimomura

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    Spontaneously formed microwrinkle patterns on a metal-capped elastomer surface are modulated by introducing lithographic structures on the original surface as spatial triggers for directed wrinkle formation. The lithographic patterns are fabricated by utilizing a thin polymer film with hexagonally packed micro pores as a lithographic mask. The wrinkle crests tend to form along the small ridges of the lithographic ring-like structure. We find the compression direction-dependent reversible modulation of the directed wrinkle pattern by compressive strain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)505-508
    Number of pages4
    JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 15


    • Honeycomb film
    • Stripe pattern
    • Wrinkle

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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