Electrospinning of Polymer Systems

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 232

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School of Emergent Soft Matter, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: soft matter; block copolymers; polymer characterization; small-angle X-ray scattering; electrospinning; tissue engineering; drug delivery; polymer vesicles; polymeric optical film; thermal energy storage materials

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Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR), Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
Interests: polymer science; synthesis; block copolymer self-assembly; organic photovoltaics; polymer nanotechnology; electrospinning
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School of Emergent Soft Matter, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: biomaterials; nanomedicine; electrospinning; tissue engineering; drug delivery; cancer therapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electrospinning is a fascinating technology that has gained a lot of attention in recent years as a simple method for producing exquisite polymer nanofibers. It is a process that uses an electric force to create ultrafine fibres from a polymer solution. These resulting fibres have controllable morphology with a high surface area-to-volume ratio, rendering them useful in a wide variety of applications such as smart fabrics, filtration, tissue engineering, drug delivery, cancer therapy, to name but a few. In addition to its biomedical applications, electrospinning has also been explored in the fields of electronics and energy. For example, electrospinning can be used to create nanofibers for use in batteries and fuel cells, as well as for producing high-performance sensors and electronic devices.

Thus, we have created a Special Issue with the topic "Electrospinning of Polymer Systems" which is available to academics and scientists from all over the world who want to contribute to polymer science with a broad scope encompassing the design, fabrication, modification, and/or application of polymeric nanofibres, including polymeric blends and polymer composites, for a variety of applications such as biomedical, smart fabrics, catalysis, tissue engineering, filtration, etc. Electrospinning processing and subsequent characterization (chemical, physical, thermal, mechanical and performance properties) of polymer systems are considered.

The scope of the Special Issue will be broad, with a focus on the design and fabrication of polymer nano- and microfibres via electrospinning for cutting-edge applications.

Prof. Dr. Linge Wang
Prof. Dr. Paul Topham
Dr. Qianqian Yu
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Keywords

  • electrospinning
  • polymer nanofibres
  • nanofibrous membranes
  • biomedicine and healthcare
  • tissue engineering
  • drug delivery
  • fuel cells and thermal storage
  • textiles and fabrics
  • sensors
  • hybrid materials

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