Needleless Electrospinning from a Tube with an Embedded Wire Loop

Jahan, I, Wang, L and Wang, X 2019, 'Needleless Electrospinning from a Tube with an Embedded Wire Loop', Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, pp. 1-8.

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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Needleless Electrospinning from a Tube with an Embedded Wire Loop
Author(s) Jahan, I
Wang, L
Wang, X
Year 2019
Journal name Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Abstract Enhancing the production rate while maintaining control in electrospinning has been a challenge for years. This work proposes a novel spinneret from a tube with a single wire loop embedded in its one end. With the feeding of solution precisely controlled and the spinning process stablized, multiple polymer jets can be continuously generated from the wire loop. The as-spun fibers show nanofibrous structure and its fiber diameter is greatly affected by the applied voltage and polymer concentration. As compared to needle electrospinning, the wire loop spinneret generates a stronger electric field with a larger spinnable area due to its special geometrical structure and a higher applied voltage it is connected to. Slightly coarser nanofibers are fabricated as compared to the nanofibers from needle electrospinning and the production rate is as high as 0.48 g h-1.
Subject Textile Technology
DOI - identifier 10.1002/mame.201800588
Copyright notice © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
ISSN 1438-7492
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