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Fiber generators in needleless electrospinning

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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Haitao Niu, Tong Lin
The conventional electrospinning often uses a needle-like nozzle to produce nanofibers with a very low production rate. Despite the enormous application potential, needle electrospun nanofibers meet difficulties in broad applications in practice, due to the lack of an economic and efficient way to scale up the electrospinning process. Recently, needleless electrospinning has emerged as a new electrospinning mode and shown ability to produce nanofibers on large-scales. It has been established that the fiber generator, also referred to as “spinneret” in this paper, in needleless electrospinning plays a key role in scaling up the nanofiber production. This paper summarizes the recent advances in the development of needleless spinnerets and their influences on electrospinning process, nanofiber quality, and productivity.

History

Journal

Journal of nanomaterials

Volume

2012

Season

Article ID 725950

Pagination

1 - 13

Location

New York, N. Y.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1687-4110

eISSN

1687-4129

Language

eng

Publication classification

C2 Other contribution to refereed journal

Copyright notice

2012, The Authors