Accession Number:

AD1030380

Title:

Submicron Surface-Patterned Fibers and Textiles

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Report Date:

2016-11-04

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Presently, the worldwide annual production volume of textile fibers is nearly one hundred million metric tons. 1 Most of these fibers undergo chemical treatments to achieve properties such as color, hydrophobicity, antimicrobial, UV-protection and others.2,3,4,5 These chemical based textile treatments come with significant societal penalties, including adverse health and environmental effects as well as tremendous energy expenditures.6,7 ,8 ,9 ,10,11,12,13,14,15,16Therefore, alternative and sustainable strategies to achieve textile surface functionality is highly desired. Here we present a chemical-free, all-structural fiber surface patterning technique that facilitates textile surface functionality while at the same time being safe, environmentally friendly, and cost effective.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE