Selected Publications

Self-Organized Origami Structures via Ion-Induced Plastic Strain

K. Chalapat, N. Chekurov, H. Jiang, J. Li, B. Parviz, G. S. Paraoanu

Ion processing of the reactive surface of a free-standing polycrystalline metal film induces a flow of atoms into grain boundaries, resulting in plastic deformation. A thorough experimental and theoretical analysis of this process is presented, along with the demonstration of novel engineering concepts for precisely controlled 3D assembly at micro- and nanoscopic scales.

Adv. Mater. 25, 91 (2013)

doi: 10.1002/adma.201202549