Date of Original Version

2009

Type

Article

Published In

Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 743–746

Rights Management

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2009 Soft Matter

Abstract or Table of Contents

Uniform hexagonal arrays of spherical micro-cavities are created in an elastomer film in a one-step process. The cavities are the imprints of water droplets condensed from saturated vapor in a heated closed container. The saturated vapor arises from evaporation of water from a reservoir within the container. Competition between droplet growth and curing of the elastomer film determines the structure of the resulting pattern.

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