Image analysis of pore size distribution in electrospun nanofiber webs: new trends and developments

Ziabari, M., Mottaghitalab, V. and Haghi, A.K. 2009, Image analysis of pore size distribution in electrospun nanofiber webs: new trends and developments. In Pethrick, R.A., Zaikov, G.E. and Pielichowski, J. (ed), Monomers, oligomers, polymers, composites and nanocomposites research, Nova Science Publuishers, Hauppage, N.Y., pp.167-184.

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Title Image analysis of pore size distribution in electrospun nanofiber webs: new trends and developments
Author(s) Ziabari, M.ORCID iD for Ziabari, M.
Mottaghitalab, V.
Haghi, A.K.
Title of book Monomers, oligomers, polymers, composites and nanocomposites research
Editor(s) Pethrick, R.A.
Zaikov, G.E.
Pielichowski, J.
Publication date 2009
Chapter number 11
Total chapters 31
Start page 167
End page 184
Total pages 18
Publisher Nova Science Publuishers
Place of Publication Hauppage, N.Y.
Summary Nanofibers produced by electrospinning method are widely used for drug delivery, as tissue scaffolding materials 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 methods only provide an indirect way of determining pore structure parameters and contain inherent disadvantages. In this study, we developed a novel image analysis method for measuring pore characteristics of electrospun nanofiber webs. 5 electrospun webs with different pore characteristics were analyzed by this method. The method is direct, so fast and presents valuable and comprehensive information regarding to pore structure parameters of the webs. Two sets of 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.
ISBN 9781604568776
Language eng
Field of Research 080106 Image Processing
100712 Nanoscale Characterisation
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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