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Buckling-Induced Reversible Symmetry Breaking and Amplification of Chirality Using Supported Cellular Structures
reversible symmetry breaking and amplification of chirality using
macro- and microscale supported cellular structures is described.
Guided by extensive theoretical analysis, cellular structures are
rationally designed, in which buckling induces a reversible switching
between achiral and chiral configurations. Additionally, it is
demonstrated that the proposed mechanism can be generalized over a wide
range of length scales, geometries, materials, and stimuli.