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A novel technique for measurement of electrospun nanofiber

Ziabari, M., Mottaghitalab, V. and Haghi, A.K. 2009, A novel technique for measurement of electrospun nanofiber. In Pethrick, R.A., Zaikov, G.E. and Pielichowski, J. (ed), Monomers, oligomers, polymers, composites and nanocomposites research, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppage, N.Y., pp.77-92.

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Title A novel technique for measurement of electrospun nanofiber
Author(s) Ziabari, M.ORCID iD for Ziabari, M. orcid.org/0000-0001-7322-0387
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 5
Total chapters 31
Start page 77
End page 92
Total pages 16
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Place of Publication Hauppage, N.Y.
Summary In electrospinning, fiber diameter is an important structural characteristic because it directly affects the properties of the produced webs. In this chapter, we have developed an image analysis based method called direct tracking for measuring electrospun fiber diameter. In order to evaluate its accuracy, samples with known characteristics have been generated using a simulation scheme known as μ-randomness. To verify the applicability of the method, some real webs obtained from electrospinning of PVA have been used. Due to the need of binary input images, micrographs of the real webs obtained from scanning electron microscopy were segmented using local thresholding. The method was compared with the distance transform method. Results obtained by direct tracking were significantly better than distance transform, indicating that the method could be used successfully for measuring electrospun fiber diameter.
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
Copyright notice ©2009, Nova Science Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091430

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