Ordering of microwrinkle patterns by compressive strain

Takuya Ohzono, Masatsugu Shimomura

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    We describe a reversible response of complex wrinkle patterns on Pt-coated elastomeric polydimethylsilox-ane to lateral compressive strain. The complex wrinkle stripe patterns composed of convex and concave parts with an almost constant wavelength of 1.1 μm are ordered in the strain direction and return to the original ordering with hysteresis when the strain is relaxed. The ordered domains grow via the rearrangement of the stripe orientation of neighbors, merge with each other, and finally cover a large area of the surface as strain increases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number132202
    JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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