Direct electrospinning of nanofibre yarns using a rotating ring collector

Shuakat, Muhammad and Lin, Tong 2016, Direct electrospinning of nanofibre yarns using a rotating ring collector, Journal of the textile institute, vol. 107, no. 6, pp. 791-799, doi: 10.1080/00405000.2015.1061785.

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Title Direct electrospinning of nanofibre yarns using a rotating ring collector
Author(s) Shuakat, Muhammad
Lin, TongORCID iD for Lin, Tong
Journal name Journal of the textile institute
Volume number 107
Issue number 6
Start page 791
End page 799
Total pages 9
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0040-5000
Keyword(s) electrospinning
ring collector
Summary Nanofibres prepared by electrospinning typically have randomly oriented fibrous structure. They have large surface-to-volume (or weight) ratio and excellent porous characteristic, which have shown enormous potential in diverse applications. However, electrospun nanofibres are often prepared in the form of randomly orientated fibrous web, which are fragile and difficult to be tailored in fibrous structures. Herein, we demonstrate a novel yarn electrospinning method which uses a rotating ring collector to convert newly electrospun nanofibres directly into a continuous yarn. The use of ring collector separates the yarn formation from the electrospinning zone. The deposition of later-spun nanofibres to the inner surface of fibrous cone eliminates hooked or curled nanofibres in the final yarn. The effects of polymer concentration and operating parameters on nanofibre and yarn morphology, diameter and the ring collector on yarn twist feature were examined. The nanofibre yarns had a surface twist angle up to 54.4°, and tensile strength as high as 93.6 MPa (elongation at break 242.6%). Increasing twist levels improves tensile strength and strain values.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00405000.2015.1061785
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio Economic Objective 860406 Synthetic Fibres
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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