Fibers 2014, 2(2), 158-186; doi:10.3390/fib2020158
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High Strength and High Modulus Electrospun Nanofibers

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Received: 12 February 2014; in revised form: 19 March 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanofibres: Friend or Foe?)
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Abstract: Electrospinning is a rapidly growing polymer processing technology as it provides a viable and simple method to create ultra-fine continuous fibers. This paper presents an in-depth review of the mechanical properties of electrospun fibers and particularly focuses on methodologies to generate high strength and high modulus nanofibers. As such, it aims to provide some guidance to future research activities in the area of high performance electrospun fibers.
Keywords: polymer nanofibers; chain orientation; chain extension; crystallinity; mechanical properties; carbon nanotubes; carbon nanofibers
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Yao, J.; Bastiaansen, C.W.M.; Peijs, T. High Strength and High Modulus Electrospun Nanofibers. Fibers 2014, 2, 158-186.

AMA Style

Yao J, Bastiaansen CWM, Peijs T. High Strength and High Modulus Electrospun Nanofibers. Fibers. 2014; 2(2):158-186.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Yao, Jian; Bastiaansen, Cees W.M.; Peijs, Ton. 2014. "High Strength and High Modulus Electrospun Nanofibers." Fibers 2, no. 2: 158-186.

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