Electrospinning Technology of Polymer Materials

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 1151

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Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: electrospinning; semiconductive ceramic fibers; structural phase transition/structural refinement; photosensor/strain sensors; wearable electronics
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Dear Colleagues,

Electrospinning is considered a low-cost, simple, and feasible method. This technique has attracted a great deal of attention due to its capacity to prepare functional nanofiber materials that can be widely used in many fields, especially the fabrications functional polymers. Polymers—functional materials in stretchable sensors—have attracted widespread attention due to their excellent flexibility and stretchability. Many polymers have been found to possess good conductivity and piezoelectric sensing properties. Due to their innate characteristics, academics have conducted in-depth research on more well-known synthetic polymers and applied their findings to sensing applications, including strain/pressure sensors, piezoelectric sensors, optical sensors, gas sensors, etc. Significant efforts have been made in designing micro, flexible, and self-powered wearable sensors. However, developing a single-chip medical device consisting of multifunctional soft sensors, scalable interconnections, wireless communication systems, and sustainable power sources that can connect to the skin remains a major challenge.

This Special Issue aims to collect the latest breakthroughs in the field of functional polymers fabricated by electrospinning, which are particularly relevant to emerging and pioneering devices. Articles should focus on advanced polymer materials, unique electrospinning combined synthesis technologies, or flexible electronic integration methods.

Dr. Yuting Wang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • advanced polymer materials
  • functional polymers
  • electrospinning
  • synthesis technologies
  • micro/nanostructure

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Advanced Electrospinning Technology Applied to Polymer-Based Sensors in Energy and Environmental Applications
by Gang Lu, Tao Tian and Yuting Wang
Polymers 2024, 16(6), 839; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16060839 - 19 Mar 2024
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Due to its designable nanostructure and simple and inexpensive preparation process, electrospun nanofibers have important applications in energy collection, wearable sports health detection, environmental pollutant detection, pollutant filtration and degradation, and other fields. In recent years, a series of polymer-based fiber materials have [...] Read more.
Due to its designable nanostructure and simple and inexpensive preparation process, electrospun nanofibers have important applications in energy collection, wearable sports health detection, environmental pollutant detection, pollutant filtration and degradation, and other fields. In recent years, a series of polymer-based fiber materials have been prepared using this method, and detailed research and discussion have been conducted on the material structure and performance factors. This article summarizes the effects of preparation parameters, environmental factors, a combination of other methods, and surface modification of electrospinning on the properties of composite nanofibers. Meanwhile, the effects of different collection devices and electrospinning preparation parameters on material properties were compared. Subsequently, it summarized the material structure design and specific applications in wearable device power supply, energy collection, environmental pollutant sensing, air quality detection, air pollution particle filtration, and environmental pollutant degradation. We aim to review the latest developments in electrospinning applications to inspire new energy collection, detection, and pollutant treatment equipment, and achieve the commercial promotion of polymer fibers in the fields of energy and environment. Finally, we have identified some unresolved issues in the detection and treatment of environmental issues with electrospun polymer fibers and proposed some suggestions and new ideas for these issues. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrospinning Technology of Polymer Materials)
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