Special Issue "Electrospun Nanofibers: Theory and Its Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2019)
Dr. Suman Sinha-Ray
a) Corporate Innovation Center, United States Gypsum 700 N US-45, Libertyville 60048, IL, USA
b) Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 842 West Taylor Street, M/C 251, Room 2039ERF Chicago 60607-7022, IL, USA
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Interests: experimental and theoretical study of production methods of nonwovens (electrospinning, solution blowing, and melt blowing); advanced manufacturing; experimental and theoretical thermal-fluid sciences at the micro/nanoscale; polymer and oxide materials; nano-structured materials; drug delivery; alternative energy; building science; acoustics
Electrospinning is one of the most versatile methods for producing polymer nanofibers en masse. In this process, the polymer jet is subjected to a very high electric field (~1–2 kv/cm). This results in vigorous stretching and bending of the viscoelatic polymer jet, as a result of which, the polymer jet diameter attenuates from the 1 mm order to ~ 100 nm. This sophisticated yet simple method of producing polymer nanofibers opens significant opportunities for research and new applications in various fields, from drug delivery to cell growth control, thermal management, energy storage applications, and others.
This Special Issue will deal with all the possible applications and theoretical studies regarding electrospinning and electrospinning-related process. The possible topics include, but are not limited to, electrospinning of novel nanofibers, biological applications, filtration, energy storage, studies of basic physical sciences using electrospun nanofibers, novel materials derived from the post-processing of nanofibers (e.g., oxide materials, organometallic materials, etc.), and others. Both original contributions and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Suman Sinha-Ray
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- Energy Storage
- Biological Applications