Skip to main content Accessibility help

Sharp Tips from Crumples and Capillary Bridges

  • Sanjiv Sambandan (a1) (a2)


We describe two techniques to create sharp tips. The first involves the buckling of thin metal films deposited on soft, stretchable substrates. The second involves the formation of narrow necked capillary bridges.



Hide All
1. Spindt, C. A., J. Appl. Phys., 39, 3504, (1968).10.1063/1.1656810
2. Milne, W. I., et al. , J. Mater. Chem., 14, 933–943, (2004)
3. Witten, T. A., Rev. of Mod. Phys., 79, 643 (2007)10.1103/RevModPhys.79.643
4. Cerda, E., Mahadevan, L., Phys. Rev. Lett., 80, 2358(1998).10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.2358
5. Cerda, E., Chaieb, S., Melo, F., Mahadevan, L., Nature, 401, 46, (1999).10.1038/43395
6. Witten, T. A., Li, H., Europhys. Lett., 23, 51,(1993).10.1209/0295-5075/23/1/009
7. Khang, D-Y, Rogers, J. A., Lee, H. H., Adv. Funct. Mat.18, 1, (2008).
8. Vagharchakian, L, Restagno, F, Léger, L, J Phys Chem B.,113(12):3769–75, (2009)10.1021/jp807698s
9. de Gennes, P.-G., Wyart, F.B.-, Quere, D., Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena, Springer, (2002)


Sharp Tips from Crumples and Capillary Bridges

  • Sanjiv Sambandan (a1) (a2)


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed