Control of the wrinkle structure on surface-reformed poly(dimethylsiloxane) via ion-beam bombardment

Hong Gyu Park, Hae Chang Jeong, Yoon Ho Jung, Dae Shik Seo

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We investigated the surface reformation of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) elastomers by means of ion beam bombardment for fabricating wrinkle structures. Oxidation on the PDMS surface formed a silica-like outer layer that interacted with the inner PDMS layer, leading to the formation of wrinkle structures that minimized the combined bending energy of the outer layer and stretching energy of the inner layer. In addition, we controlled the amplitude and period of the wrinkle structures by adjusting the PDMS annealing temperature. As the PDMS annealing temperature was increased, the amplitude and period of the wrinkles formed by IB irradiation changed from 604.35 to 69.01nm and from 3.07 to 0.80μm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScientific reports
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 21


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