Electrospinning: Materials, Processing, and Applications

Electrospinning: Materials, Processing, and Applications

By: Andreas Greiner (author), Joachim H. Wendorff (author), Seema Agarwal (author)Hardback

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Electrospinning is from the academic as well as technical perspective presently the most versatile technique for the preparation of continuous nanofi bers obtained from numerous materials including polymers, metals, and ceramics. Shapes and properties of fibers can be tailored according to the demand of numerous applications including filtration, membranes, textiles, catalysis, reinforcement, or biomedicals. This book summarizes the state-of-the art in electrospinning with detailed coverage of the various techniques, material systems and their resulting fiber structures and properties, theoretical aspects and applications. Throughout the book, the current status of knowledge is introduced with a critical view on accomplishments and novel perspectives. An experimental section gives hands-on guidance to beginners and experts alike.

About Author

Joachim Wendorff was full professor for physical chemistry and polymer physics at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. He received his doctorate from the University of Marburg in 1969 for work in the fi eld of polymer physics with F. H. Mueller. After a postdoctoral stay with F. P. Price in Amherst, he became a research assistant with E. W.Fischer at the University of Mainz. In 1982, he completed his habilitation in physical chemistry there. From 1976 to 1991, he headed the Physics Department at the German Polymer Institute (DKI) in Darmstadt. In 1990, he took up a professorship in physics at the TH Darmstadt, and in 1991 he moved to a professorship in physical chemistry/polymer physics at the Philipps-University at Marburg. His research interests include functional polymers, liquid crystals, polymer alloys, molecular reinforcement, nanostructuring, and electrospinning. Seema Agarwal is extraordinary professor at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany, since 2010. She received her PhD in polymer chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) in Delhi, India in the year 1995. She carried out postdoctoral research work at the Philipps-University of Marburg, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Agarwal is a recipient of the 2009 Hermann-Schnell Prize (GDCh). Andreas Greiner is full professor for Macromolecular Chemistry and Technology at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. He studied chemistry at the University of Marburg and earned his doctorate there in 1988. After a postdoctoral stay with D. Pearson and H.-W. Schmidt in Santa Barbara, he returned to Marburg, where he completed his habilitation in macromolecular chemistry in 1995. In the same year, he took up a professorship at the University of Mainz, and in 2000, he became full for Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Technology in Marburg. His research interests include the classical synthesis of monomers and polymers, specialty processing like electrospinning, polymer-nanoparticle conjugates, as well as the applications of polymers in optics, electronics, and medicine.


INTRODUCTION Fibers - Key Functional Elements in Technology and Nature Some Background Information Processing of Polymer Materials towards Fibers - Fiber Extrusion Routes to More Advanced Fibers - Mimicking Nature Electrospinning Electrospinning - Important Facts to Remember NATURE OF THE ELECTROSPINNING PROCESS - EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATIONS AND THEORETICAL ANALYSIS Experimental Setups Experimental Observations on Fiber Formation Theoretical Analysis of the Nature of the Electrospinning Processes Nature of the Electrospinning Process - Important Facts NANOFIBER PROPERTIES Parameters Controlling Nanofiber Formation Short Account on Methods of Analysis for the Structure of Electrospun Nanofibers Control of Nanofiber Diameters Shape of the Fibers Nanofiber Topologies, Porous Fibers Nanofiber Trajectories in the Deposition Plane Internal Morphology of Electrospun Nanofibers Mechanical Properties of Single Nanofibers Nanofiber Properties - Important Facts to Remember NONWOVENS COMPOSED OF ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS Nanofiber Nonwovens - Functional Elements for Technical Applications Methods of Analysis for Properties on Nonwovens Fiber Arrangements in Nonwovens Heterogeneous Nonwovens Porosity and Pore Structures - Theoretical Modeling and Experimental Analysis Mechanical Properties of Nonwovens Nonwovens Composed of Electrospun Nanofibers - Important Facts to Remember ELECTROSPINNING - SOME TECHNICAL ASPECTS Technical Setups for Creating Jets Designs of Counterelectrode Configurations Allowing Preparation of Nonwovens with a Broad Range of Architecture Electrospinning - Some Technical Aspects - Important Facts to Remember MODIFICATION OF THE ELECTROSPINNING TECHNIQUE Towards Advanced Modes of Fiber Preparation and Deposition Near-Field Electrospinning - High-Precision Deposition Electrospinning Towards Core-Shell and Hollow Fibers Modification of the Electrospinning Technique - Important Facts to Remember MATERIALS CONSIDERATIONS Introduction Spinning from Organic Solvents Spinning of Water-Soluble Polymers Spinning of Biopolymers Spinning of Complex Polymer Systems Nanofibers from Polymer Hybrids, Metals, Oxides Melt Spinning Materials Considerations - Important Facts to Remember TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS OF ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS Nanofibers, Nanofiber Nonwovens - Elements of Nanotechnology Filter Applications Textile Applications Catalysis Nanofiber Reinforcement Surface Modifications Template Applications Plant Protection via Pheromones Technical Applications - Important Facts to Remember MEDICINAL APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS Nanotechnology and Medicinal Applications in General Tissue Engineering Wound Healing Transport and Release of Drugs Nanotechnology and Medicinal Applications in General - Important Facts to Remember

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  • ISBN13: 9783527320806
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9783527320806
  • weight: 642
  • ISBN10: 3527320806

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