Capillary micromanipulation of microfibers

Bo Chang, Binkai Wang, Jialong Jin, Quan Zhou

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Abstract

Microfibers are important components in the construction of fiber reinforced materials; however, precisely picking, placing and orienting microfibers remains a difficult task. This paper introduces a capillary manipulation method for handling microfibers. The micromanipulation method combines a capillary pick-and-place technique and super hydrophilic - super hydrophobic patterned surfaces. Capillary pick-and-place method was used to transfer the fibers to the substrate, and the patterned super hydrophilic – super hydrophobic surfaces was used for alignment of the microfibers. We studied influences of the key parameters including the wetting properties of the substrate, the volume of the droplet and the size of the super hydrophilic – super hydrophobic patterns on the capillary micromanipulation of microfibers. The proposed method has great potential for manufacturing complex microstructures out of microfibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale, 3M-NANO 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages77-80
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-4881-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4882-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2 Aug 20216 Aug 2021
http://3m-nano.org/2021/main/index.asp

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale
ISSN (Electronic)2694-510X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale
Abbreviated title3M-NANO
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXi'an
Period02/08/202106/08/2021
Internet address

Keywords

  • Water
  • Shape
  • Shape measurement
  • Force
  • Nanoscale devices
  • Manufacturing
  • Microstructure

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