Tailoring the Orientation and Periodicity of Wrinkles Using Ion-Beam Bombardment

Hae Chang Jeong, Hong Gyu Park, Yoon Ho Jung, Ju Hwan Lee, Byeong Yun Oh, Dae Shik Seo

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Abstract

The present study demonstrates that surface reformation in polydimethylsiloxane can be controlled using ion-beam (IB) irradiation. This can be done by simply varying the IB incidence angle and requires no change in the energy source. By controlling the incidence angle of IB irradiation, we were able to continuously control the pattern of the wrinkle structure, that is, a randomly formed pattern or an anisotropic one. Moreover, the directional characteristics of the wrinkle pattern control the alignment of liquid crystal molecules. This control is a function of the incidence angle of the IB. These simple methods can provide considerable flexibility in the fabrication of wrinkle structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7138-7143
Number of pages6
JournalLangmuir
Volume32
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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