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DETERMINISTIC ASSEMBLY OF COMPLEX, THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARCHITECTURES BY COMPRESSIVE BUCKLING

United States Patent Application

20160136877
A1
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Origami- and Kirigami-inspired assembly of predetermined three-dimensional forms is presented in comprehensive theoretical and experimental studies, with examples of a broad range of topologies and material compositions. The resulting engineering options in the construction of functional 3D structures have important implications for advanced microsystem technologies.
ROGERS, John A. (Champaign, IL), XU, Sheng (Urbana, IL), YAN, Zheng (Urbana, IL), ZHANG, Yihui (Evanston, IL), HUANG, Yonggang (Glencoe, IL)
14/ 944,039
November 17, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-07ER46471 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, CMMI-1400169 awarded by the National Science Foundation and R01EB019337 awarded by the National Institutes of Health. The government has certain rights in the invention.