Special Issue "Electrospun Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015).
Interests: material extrusion additive manufacturing; reactive extrusion; polymer processing; melt and electrospinning; biomaterials; surface modification
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Interests: nanofibers; nanocellulose; composites; nanoparticles
Electrospinning is a straightforward and versatile technique to fabricate nanofibers. Various polymers, ceramics, and metals have been successfully spun into ultrafine fibers from solutions and melts. The submicron to nanometer dimensions of the fibers enables interesting properties due to the very high surface area to volume ratio, surface functionality, and superior mechanical performance compared to any other form of the material. These properties make nanofiber materials ideal candidates for many applications, including composite reinforcement, filtration, tissue engineering and drug delivery, sensing, smart materials, and energy harvesting and storage. Through control of processing parameters, such as chemistry, humidity, solvent, collector type, and electric field strength, a variety of hierarchical structures (helices, core-shell, nanoporous, etc.) expand the applications further into fields, such as photonics, metamaterials, nanoelectronics, nanofluidics, and catalysis. The main aim of this Special Issue on “Electrospun Materials” is to capture the current state of research related to these materials in terms of theory, processing, and applications. This issue will provide an in-depth review of the current work in the field, and also point to emerging and future research directions.
We are pleased to invite you to submit manuscripts for the Special Issue on “Electrospun Materials” in the form of full research papers, communications, and review articles. We look forward to your contribution in this Special Issue.
Dr. Nicole Zander
Dr. Hong Dong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- hierarchical nanofibers
- inorganic nanofibers