On-demand wrinkling patterns in thin metal films generated from self-assembling liquid crystals

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Abstract

In this work, a new, universal method is described that uses the photopatterning of liquid crystals, which is accurately translated into a controlled, intricately wrinkled metal surface. Remarkably, the patterns have an oscillation in amplitude of the wrinkles. This rapid method allows generation of intricate multidomain patterns and continuous circular structures, including azimuthal, radial, and even higher complexity arrangements as examples. These wrinkled gold surfaces are also strikingly visual, which is interesting for applications ranging from diffractive elements to fine jewelry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1365
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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On-demand wrinkling patterns in thin metal films generated from self-assembling liquid crystals. / Haan, de, L.T.; Leclère, P.E.L.G.; Damman, P.; Schenning, A.P.H.J.; Debije, M.G.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, No. 9, 2015, p. 1360-1365.

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