Stress-guided self-assembly in Dutcher films

Show simple item record Buxton, Gavin A Clarke, Nigel 2017-02-23T19:34:16Z 2017-02-23T19:34:16Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Gavin A. Buston and N. Clarke, Stress-Guided Self-Assembly in Dutcher Films. Phys. Rev. E. 73 041801 (2006 en_US
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dc.description.abstract Dutcher films consist of a layer of liquid sandwiched between two solid capping layers and can spontaneously self-assemble to form corrugated surfaces. The interplay between the attractive van der Waals forces across the film, and the elastic forces due to the deformation of the capping layers, produces well-defined periodic undulations. We show how computer simulations can capture both the formation of undulations in Dutcher films and the correct periodicity. Furthermore, we simulate Dutcher films which are either compressed or stretched, resulting in the promotion or suppression of undulation growth. In this manner, applied deformations can be shown to guide the self-assembly process in Dutcher films and result in the formation of highly oriented surface corrugations over large distances. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher PHYSICAL REVIEW E 73, 041801 2006 en_US
dc.subject Dutcher film en_US
dc.subject Surface undulation en_US
dc.subject Computer simulation en_US
dc.subject Fluid layer en_US
dc.subject Undulation growth en_US
dc.subject Self-Assembly en_US
dc.title Stress-guided self-assembly in Dutcher films en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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