Breaking up is a grating experience

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Periodic nanostructures can be made over large areas using a simple low-cost method in which a thin polymer film is sandwiched between two flat plates that are then pulled apart.

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Figure 1: Periodic surfaces produced by fracturing.


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Freund, B. Breaking up is a grating experience. Nature Nanotech 2, 537–538 (2007) doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.279

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