New Shedding Motion, Based on Electroactuation Force, for Micro- and Nanoweaving

Authors


  • The authors express special thanks to Dr. T. Yamabe for help with the technology of the weaving device preparation, and Kuraray Co., Ltd., for providing samples of PVA fibers.
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Faculty of Textile and Technology, Smart Materials Engineering, Shinshu University, 3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda, Nagano 386-8567, Japan

Abstract

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A novel micro- and nanoweaving method based on the electroactuation properties of microfibers is developed. Poly(vinyl alcohol) microfibers are bent using electrical stimuli, with high electrosensitivity. The generated actuation force guide the fiber (monofilament) up or down by more than 5 mm, to provide a shedding motion for weaving ultrathin, uniform micro- or nanofabrics.

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