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.
New Shedding Motion, Based on Electroactuation Force, for Micro- and Nanoweaving†
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2013
© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Advanced Engineering Materials
Volume 15, Issue 10, pages 962–965, October 2013
How to Cite
Xia, H. and Hirai, T. (2013), New Shedding Motion, Based on Electroactuation Force, for Micro- and Nanoweaving. Adv. Eng. Mater., 15: 962–965. doi: 10.1002/adem.201300090
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- Issue published online: 4 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 8 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAR 2013
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.