Presenting the latest coverage of the fundamentals and applications of nanofibrous materials and their structures for graduate students and researchers, this book bridges the communication gap between fiber technologists and materials scientists and engineers. Featuring intensive coverage of electroactive, bioactive and structural nanofibers, it provides a comprehensive collection of processing conditions for electrospinning and includes recent advances in nanoparticle-/nanotube-based nanofibers. The book also covers mechanical properties of fibers and fibrous assemblies, as well as characterization methods.
Frank K. Ko is Canada Research Chair Professor in Advanced Fibrous Materials and Director of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, University of British Columbia. Yuqin Wan is Research Associate in Advanced Fibrous Materials, Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Canada and Associate Professor in the School of Textiles and Clothing, Jiangnan University, China.
1. Introduction; 2. Fundamentals of polymers; 3. Nanofiber technology; 4. Modeling and simulation; 5. Mechanical properties of fiber and fiber assemblies; 6. Characterization of nanofibers; 7. Bioactive nanofibers; 8. Electroactive nanofibers; 9. Nanocomposite fibers; 10. Future opportunities and challenges of electrospinning; Index; Appendix I. Terms and unit conversion; Appendix II. Abbreviation of polymers; Appendix III. Classification of fibers; Appendix IV. Polymers and solvents for electrospinning.