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Materials 2016, 9(4), 266; doi:10.3390/ma9040266

Fabrication of Microfiber Patterns with Ivy Shoot-Like Geometries Using Improved Electrospinning

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, 80 Daehakro, Bukgu, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), 50 UNIST-gil, Eonyang-eup, Ulsan 44919, Korea
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Academic Editors: Nicole Zander and Hong Dong
Received: 22 December 2015 / Revised: 8 January 2016 / Accepted: 27 January 2016 / Published: 1 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrospun Materials)
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Abstract

Fibers and fibrous structures are used extensively in various fields due to their many advantages. Microfibers, as well as nanofibers, are considered to be some of the most valuable forms of advanced materials. Accordingly, various methods for fabricating microfibers have been developed. Electrospinning is a useful fabrication method for continuous polymeric nano- and microfibers with attractive merits. However, this technique has limitations in its ability to control the geometry of fibrous structures. Herein, advanced electrospinning with direct-writing functionality was used to fabricate microfiber patterns with ivy shoot-like geometries after experimentally investigating the effects of the process conditions on the fiber formation. The surface properties of the fibers were also modified by introducing nanoscale pores through the use of higher levels of humidity during the fabrication process. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; microfibers; nanofibers; direct-writing; ivy shoot-like pattern; fractals electrospinning; microfibers; nanofibers; direct-writing; ivy shoot-like pattern; fractals
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Jeong, Y.H.; Lee, J. Fabrication of Microfiber Patterns with Ivy Shoot-Like Geometries Using Improved Electrospinning. Materials 2016, 9, 266.

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