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Melt Electrospinning Designs for Nanofiber Fabrication for Different Applications

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Materials Science and Technology Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha 2713, Qatar
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School of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA
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College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, P.O. Box, Doha 2713, Qatar
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(10), 2455; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20102455
Received: 27 April 2019 / Revised: 11 May 2019 / Accepted: 11 May 2019 / Published: 17 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano-Materials and Methods)
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Abstract

Nanofibers have been attracting growing attention owing to their outstanding physicochemical and structural properties as well as diverse and intriguing applications. Electrospinning has been known as a simple, flexible, and multipurpose technique for the fabrication of submicro scale fibers. Throughout the last two decades, numerous investigations have focused on the employment of electrospinning techniques to improve the characteristics of fabricated fibers. This review highlights the state of the art of melt electrospinning and clarifies the major categories based on multitemperature control, gas assist, laser melt, coaxial, and needleless designs. In addition, we represent the effect of melt electrospinning process parameters on the properties of produced fibers. Finally, this review summarizes the challenges and obstacles connected to the melt electrospinning technique. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofibers; setup; melt electrospinning; laser melt; coaxial; melt electrospinning multitemperature control; gas assist melt electrospinning nanofibers; setup; melt electrospinning; laser melt; coaxial; melt electrospinning multitemperature control; gas assist melt electrospinning
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Ibrahim, Y.S.; Hussein, E.A.; Zagho, M.M.; Abdo, G.G.; Elzatahry, A.A. Melt Electrospinning Designs for Nanofiber Fabrication for Different Applications. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 2455.

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