Needleless Electrospinning of Nanofibers : Technology and Applications book cover
1st Edition

Needleless Electrospinning of Nanofibers
Technology and Applications

ISBN 9789814316354
Published November 14, 2013 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
204 Pages 3 Color & 114 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book covers the basic electrospinning theory, electrospinning technologies that have potential for large scale production of nanofibers, and the functional applications of electrospun nanofibers in different fields. An important needleless electrospinning technique using a rotary fiber generator such as ball, cylinder, disc and wire coil, and the effects of the fiber generator, its shape and dimension, as well as operating parameters on electrospinning performance, fiber morphology and productivity are described. A method to calculate the electric field and analyze electric field profiles in an electrospinning zone is provided. The influence of the fiber collector on fiber quality is also discussed.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Electrospinning
Emerging Applications of Electrospun Nanofibres
Developments in Large-Scale Nanofibre Electrospinning
Upward Needleless Electrospinning with Disc, Ball, and Cylinder Spinnerets Systems
Upward Needleless Electrospinning with Ring and Coil Spinnerets
Electrical Field Analysis
Fibre Collection
Conclusion and Outlook

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