Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Electrospun Microtubes and Nanotubes Containing Rheological Fluid

Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

7-26-2011

Abstract

Microscale and nanoscale tubular structures are provided including rheological fluids in their interior volume and including at least one electroactive component. Multiple tubular structures are provided, including simple hollow tube structures; core/shell structures, wherein the tube includes a tubular outer shell with a core extending axially therein; concentric tube or coaxial tube structures, wherein the tube includes a tubular outer shell and one or more concentric tubes extending axially therein; and core/concentric tube structures, wherein concentric tubes further include a core extending axially therein, thus having a core and two or more tubes surrounding the core. The tubular structures are formed by electrospinning and special spinnerets are provided.

Publication Title

US 20120189795 A1

Comments

Application Number: US 13/359,020