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Title: Silicone elastomers capable of large isotropic dimensional change

Described herein is a highly effective route towards the controlled and isotropic reduction in size-scale, of complex 3D structures using silicone network polymer chemistry. In particular, a class of silicone structures were developed that once patterned and cured can `shrink` micron scale additive manufactured and lithographically patterned structures by as much as 1 order of magnitude while preserving the dimensions and integrity of these parts. This class of silicone materials is compatible with existing additive manufacture and soft lithographic fabrication processes and will allow access to a hitherto unobtainable dimensionality of fabrication.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1371931
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,708,451
Application Number:
14/189,964
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 25
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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