Honeycomb-patterned polymer films prepared by the simple casting of a polymer solution under humid conditions were used as templates for metal microdot arrays formed on shrinkable polymer substrates by metal sputtering. After thermal shrinkage of the substrate, the periodicity of the metal microdots was reduced. In addition, microwrinkles were formed on the metal microdots. The wavelength and arrangement of the microwrinkles were changed with the metal sputtering time and the diameter of the metal microdots. A clear confinement effect was observed in the formation of the microwrinkles.
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