Shrink Manufacturing Advanced Research Tools (SMART)

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October 16, 2013

Leveraging the inherent heat-induced relaxation of pre-stressed thermoplastic sheets - commodity shrink-wrap film - we pattern in a variety of ways at the large scale and achieve our desired structures by controlled shrinking down to 5% of the original, patterned sizes. This enables us to 'beat' the limit of resolution inherent to traditional 'top-down' manufacturing approaches. With these tunable shape memory polymers, we can robustly integrate extremely high surface area and high aspect ratio nanostructures directly into our microsystems.

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