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CHIRAL STRUCTURE, METHOD OF MAKING A CHIRAL STRUCTURE, AND ROLLED-UP STRUCTURE WITH MODULATED CURVATURE

United States Patent Application

20150099116
A1
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A chiral structure comprises an elongate strip in a rolled configuration about a longitudinal axis, where the rolled configuration is a helical configuration comprising a non-zero helix angle. The elongate strip comprises an amorphous or a polycrystalline material. A rolled-up structure with modulated curvature comprises a sheet comprising an amorphous or polycrystalline material in a rolled configuration about a longitudinal axis, where the sheet comprises a thickness t and the rolled configuration comprises an inner diameter D. An inner diameter-to-thickness ratio D/t of the rolled-up structure is no greater than about 40.
Li, Xiuling (Champaign, IL), Froeter, Paul J. (Urbana, IL), Hsia, Kuen J. (Champaign, IL), Huang, Wen (Champaign, IL)
14/ 509,656
October 8, 2014
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with government support under contract number ECCS 1309375 awarded by the National Science Foundation and contract number DE-F002-07ER46471 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.