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Special Issue "Electrospun Nanocomposite Fibers: Synthesis, Characterization and Functional Properties"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 10547
Special Issue Editor
Interests: nanofibers; modification; electrospinning; nanoparticles; rheology of polymer solutions and melts
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Special Issue Information
This Special Issue of Materials concentrates on the synthesis, characterization, and functional properties of novel electrospun nanocomposites fibers.
In recent years, great attention has been devoted to fabrication, modification, functionalization of electrospun nanofibers, and their utilization in nanocomposites. The electrospinning process has been used in the production of nanofibers for various technical applications (filters, sensors, solar cells, supercapacitors, batteries, and fuel cells) or medical applications (tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, wound dressing, drug and therapeutic agent delivery).
Nanofibers produced by electrospinning are characterized by a high specific surface area and surface area to volume ratio due to diameters ranging in nanometers. The material for preparation of nanofibers is synthetic or nature polymer in the form of polymer solution or melt. Recently, biodegradable, recycled or other advanced copolymers have attracted considerable attention as created nanofibers show an added value. In addition, the functionalization of nanofibers using various additives (organic, inorganic) gives a possibility of novel applications. For instance, the functionalized nanofiber membranes for water treatment exhibit several other properties such as antibacterial, antifouling, superhydrophilic, and stimuli-responsive ones. However, it should be taken into account that a mixture of polymer solution with some additives may result in changes of morphological and mechanical properties of the membranes. Hence, a great challenge arises from the proper combination of polymer solution and additives to establish new nanocomposites.
Detailed knowledge of the materials used for the creation of multifunctional nanofiber layers and their physical, chemical, mechanical, and surface properties requires a multidisciplinary approach. This Special Issue aims to stimulate researchers worldwide to share their interesting and promising works in the field of advanced electrospun nanofibers, their fabrication, characterization, modifications, innovations in materials, and novel multifunctional applications. It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Original research articles, review articles, and communications are welcome.
Dr. Petra Peer
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- Electrospinning process and parameters effect
- Morphology of nanofiber
- Biodegradable, recycled, blended polymers for electrospinning
- Incorporation of organic and inorganic additives
- Characterization of nanofibers
- Surface modification of nanofibers
- Functional properties of nanofibers
- New applications of nanofibers
- Smart nanocomposites