Mechanically Switchable Elastomeric Microfibrillar Adhesive Surfaces for Transfer Printing
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|Journal||Advanced Materials Interfaces|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2014|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
A new mechanically switchable topographical adhesive surface for transfer printing is reported. The surface consists of a thin non-adhesive mesh and pillars, coated with a dry microfibrillar adhesive, extending through the holes in the mesh. The switching is achieved by retracting the pillars. 2000-to-1 switching ratios and examples of part transfer applications are shown.