SEM Image of Textile Surface (image) Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) Share Print E-Mail Caption A scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the new bed linen shows the dot-matrix like structure. The structured textile surface reduces the contact area with the skin and, thanks to the microscopic spaces between the matrix points, enables the material to absorb moisture. Credit Empa Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.