Measuring electrospun nanofibre diameter: a novel approach

Ziabari, M., Mottaghitalab, V., McGovern, S.T. and Haghi, A.K. 2008, Measuring electrospun nanofibre diameter: a novel approach, Chinese physics letters, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 3071-3074, doi: 10.1088/0256-307X/25/8/090.

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Title Measuring electrospun nanofibre diameter: a novel approach
Author(s) Ziabari, M.ORCID iD for Ziabari, M.
Mottaghitalab, V.
McGovern, S.T.
Haghi, A.K.
Journal name Chinese physics letters
Volume number 25
Issue number 8
Start page 3071
End page 3074
Total pages 4
Publisher IOP Publishing
Place of publication Bristol, Eng.
Publication date 2008
Summary A new method based on image analysis for electrospun nanofibre diameter measurement is presented. First, theSEM micrograph of the nanofibre web obtained by electrospinning process is converted to binary image usinglocal thresholding method. In the next step, skeleton and distance transformed image are generated. Then,the intersection points which bring about untrue measurements are identified and removed from the skeleton.Finally, the resulting skeleton and distance transformed image are used to determine fibre diameter. The methodis evaluated by a simulated image with known characteristics generated by ?-randomness procedure. The resultsindicate that this approach is successful in making fast, accurate automated measurements of electrospun fibrediameters.
Language eng
DOI 10.1088/0256-307X/25/8/090
Field of Research 080106 Image Processing
100712 Nanoscale Characterisation
01 Mathematical Sciences
02 Physical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 860404 Non-Fabric Textiles (e.g. Felt)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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