Gallium-based liquid metals are of interest for a variety of applications including flexible electronics, soft robotics, and biomedical devices. Still, nano- to microscale device fabrication with these materials is challenging because of their strong adhesion to a majority of substrates. This unusual high adhesion is attributed to the formation of a thin oxide shell; however, its role in the adhesion process has not yet been established.
Download count: 0
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-55)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Materials science and engineering