Hong Xia and Toshihiro Hirai New Shedding Motion, Based on Electroactuation Force, for Micro- and Nanoweaving Advanced Engineering Materials 15
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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