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A Novel Method for Electrospinning Nanofibrous 3-D Structures

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The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, 46117 Liberec, Czech Republic
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Fiber Science Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
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Fibers 2020, 8(5), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8050027
Received: 6 April 2020 / Revised: 27 April 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2020 / Published: 30 April 2020
The fast and precise fabrication of three-dimensional (3-D) structures made of nanofibers is an important development trend in the electrospinning technique. This paper describes a new and facile method of electrospinning to fabricate nanofibrous 3-D structures. The nanofibrous 3-D structures can be engineered to have the desired layer thicknesses, where the fiber spacing, density (i.e., fiber volume/unit volume), as well as shape of the structure may be controlled. While innumerable structural variations are possible with this method, this paper discusses, as proof-of-concept, a few cases that illustrate how 3-D nanofiber webs can be made for filtration application. Computerized automation of the method will make it possible to build almost any 3-D web structure suitable for a myriad of applications including ultra-light-weight insulation and scaffolds for hydrogel preparation and tissue. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofibers; electrospinning; 3-D structure; filtration nanofibers; electrospinning; 3-D structure; filtration
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Lubasova, D.; Netravali, A.N. A Novel Method for Electrospinning Nanofibrous 3-D Structures. Fibers 2020, 8, 27. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8050027

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Lubasova D, Netravali AN. A Novel Method for Electrospinning Nanofibrous 3-D Structures. Fibers. 2020; 8(5):27. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8050027

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Lubasova, Daniela; Netravali, Anil N. 2020. "A Novel Method for Electrospinning Nanofibrous 3-D Structures" Fibers 8, no. 5: 27. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8050027

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