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Evaluation of electrospun nanofiber pore structure parameters

Ziabari, Mohammad, Mottaghitalab, Vahid and Haghi, Akbar Khodaparast 2008, Evaluation of electrospun nanofiber pore structure parameters, Korean journal of chemical engineering, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 923-932.

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Title Evaluation of electrospun nanofiber pore structure parameters
Author(s) Ziabari, MohammadORCID iD for Ziabari, Mohammad orcid.org/0000-0001-7322-0387
Mottaghitalab, Vahid
Haghi, Akbar Khodaparast
Journal name Korean journal of chemical engineering
Volume number 25
Issue number 4
Start page 923
End page 932
Total pages 10
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 0256-1115
Keyword(s) nanofibers
electrospinning
image analysis
porosity
pore size
Summary Nanofibers produced by electrospinning method are widely used for drug delivery, as tissue scaffoldingmaterials and filtration purposes where specific pore characteristics are required. For continued growth in these areas,it is critical that the nanofibers be properly designed for these applications to prevent failure. Most of the current methodsonly provide an indirect way of determining pore structure parameters and contain inherent disadvantages. In thisstudy, we developed a novel image analysis method for measuring pore characteristics of electrospun nanofiber webs.Five electrospun webs with different pore characteristics were analyzed by this method. The method is direct, veryfast, and presents valuable and comprehensive information regarding pore structure parameters of the webs. Two setsof simulated images were generated to study the effects of web density, fiber diameter and its variations on pore characteristics.The results indicated that web density and fiber diameter significantly influence the pore characteristics,whereas the effect of fiber diameter variations was insignificant.
Notes Dual names for author: Mohammad Ziabari & Shayan Seyedin
Language eng
Field of Research 080106 Image Processing
100712 Nanoscale Characterisation
0904 Chemical Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer
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