Special Issue "Electrospinning: Nanofabrication and Application"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: electrospinning; 3D printing; magnetism; micromagnetism; magnetic nanoparticles; dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs); growing diverse organisms on textile/nanofibrous/3D printed substrates
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This Special Issue of Materials concentrates on novel technologies and applications in the range of electrospun nanofibers and nanofiber mats. Electrospinning enables the creation of fibers in the sub-micrometer range, i.e. with a high surface-to-volume ratio, allowing us to apply them in biotechnology, for medical and filter applications, etc. On the other hand, such nanofibers are known to have low defect rates, making them useful in material investigations. Recently, new needleless electrospinning technologies are being established, aiming at higher productivity and thus bringing these materials nearer to commercial applications on larger scales. On the other hand, new materials and material blends are being investigated to further broaden the spectrum of possible applications. Finally, the area of "green electrospinning" is gaining more and more interest, reducing and preferably avoiding hazardous solvents. We would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on “Electrospinning: Nanofabrication and Application”. Here we will underline recent advances related to technology, materials science and basic research for diverse applications.Research topics of interest may include, but are not limited to new needleless electrospinning techniques; new applications of electrospun nanofiber mats, new materials and material blends used for electrospinning, tailoring physical and chemical properties of electrospun nanofiber mats, generally new ideas about electrospinning.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Ehrmann
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- Electrospinning technologies beyond needle-based methods
- Applications of electrospun materials in biotechnology, medicine, filtration, etc.
- Electrospinning polymer blends or blends with inorganic materials
- Morphology of electrospun nanofibers and nanofiber networks
- Chemical properties of original and after-treated nanofiber mats
- Physical properties of nanofiber mats, e.g. conductive, magnetic, optical properties, etc.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Electrospun Nanofiber mats for cell growth
Authors: Kristina Klinkhammer
e-mails: [email protected]
Title: Electrospun Nanofiber mats as filters
Authors: Fatma Yalcinkaya
e-mails: [email protected]
Authors: Tomasz Tanski
e-mails: [email protected]
Tentative title: Surface Modified Nanofibrous PVDF Membranes for the Liquid Separation Technology
Author: Fatma Yalcinkaya; [email protected]
Affiliation: Department of Nanotechnology and Informatics, Centre for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic
Title: Electrospun Alginate Nanofibers towards Various Applications: a Review
Authors: 1,2T.C. Mokhena, 3M.J. Mochane, 1,2M.J. Maya
1. Department of Chemistry, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2. CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, Polymers and Composites, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
3. Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Technology Free State, Private Bag X20539, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Abstract: Alginate has been a material of choice for spectrum of applications ranging from metal adsorption to wound dressing. Electrospinning has added a new dimension to polymeric materials including alginate to be processed to their nanosize to afford unique nanostructured materials with fascinating properties. The resulting nanostructured material featuring high porosity, stability, permeability and large surface-to-volume ratio. In the present review, recent trends on the electrospun alginate nanofibres over the past 10 years towards advanced applications are discussed. The application of electrospun alginate nanofibres in various fields such as bioremediation, tissue engineering, drug delivery and sensors are also elucidated.
Keywords: Electrospinning; Alginate; Nanofibers; Tissue engineering; Bioremediation; Antimicrobial; Bio-filtration; Sensors