By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Researchers detail new data in Thin Solid Films. According to news reporting originating in Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Electrospinning is an effective method for nanofiber production, but seldom used in the fabrication of patterned structures directly due to the whipping instability of the electrospinning jet. The whipping instability of electrospinning is adopted to fabricate stretchable patterned film by combination with an improved thermal transfer printing."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, "The electrospun film is composed of small-scale wavy/coiled fibers, which make the patterned film highly stretchable. The optimal process parameters of whipping-based electrospinning are investigated to fabricate electrospun film with uniformand compact wavy/coiled fiber. Then the transfer printing and thermal detachment lithography are studied to generate patterned film, including the pressure, temperature, and peeling-off speed. Finally, the stretchability of the patterned electrospun film is studied through experiment and finite element analysis."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It may open a cost-effective and high-throughput way for flexible/stretchable electronics fabrication."
For more information on this research see: Transfer printing and patterning of stretchable electrospun film. Thin Solid Films, 2013;544():152-156. Thin Solid Films can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Thin Solid Films - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/504106)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.Q. Duan, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, State Key Lab Digital Mfg Equipment & Technol, Wuhan 430074, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.A. Huang and Z.P. Yin.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Wuhan, Thin Solid Films, People's Republic of China
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2013, NewsRx LLC