Electrospun Nanofibers covers advances in the electrospinning process including characterization, testing and modeling of electrospun nanofibers, and electrospinning for particular fiber types and applications. Electrospun Nanofibers offers systematic and comprehensive coverage for academic researchers, industry professionals, and postgraduate students working in the field of fiber science.
Electrospinning is the most commercially successful process for the production of nanofibers and rising demand is driving research and development in this field. Rapid progress is being made both in terms of the electrospinning process and in the production of nanofibers with superior chemical and physical properties. Electrospinning is becoming more efficient and more specialized in order to produce particular fiber types such as bicomponent and composite fibers, patterned and 3D nanofibers, carbon nanofibers and nanotubes, and nanofibers derived from chitosan.
- Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the manufacture, properties, and applications of nanofibers
- Covers recent developments in nanofibers materials including electrospinning of bicomponent, chitosan, carbon, and conductive fibers
- Brings together expertise from academia and industry to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on nanofiber research and development
- Offers systematic and comprehensive coverage for academic researchers, industry professionals, and postgraduate students working in the field of fiber science
Section One: The electrospinning process 2. Melt-electrospinning of nanofibers 3. Coaxial electrospinning of nanofibers 4. Solution electrospinning of nanofibers 5. Controlling nanofiber morphology by the electrospinning process 6. Improving fiber alignment during electrospinning
Section Two: Structure and property characterization testing and modeling of electrospun nanofibers 7. Geometrical characterization of electrospun nanofibers 8. Chemical characterization of electrospun nanofibers 9. Physical characterization of electrospun nanofibers 10. Structure-property relationship of electrospun fibers 11. Molecular modeling and simulations 12. Modeling and simulation of the electrospinning process 13. Modeling performance of electrospun nanofibers and nanofibrous assemblies
Section Three: Electrospinning for particular fiber types and applications 14. Electrospun TiC/C composite nanofibrous felt and its energy-related applications 15. Electrospun chitosan fibers 16. Electrospinning of patterned and 3D nanofibers 17. Electrospun nanofibers for filtration applications 18. Electrospun conductive nanofibers for electronics 19. Electrospun nanofibrous tissue scaffolds 20. Electrospun nanofibers with antimicrobial properties 21. Electrospun nanofibers in protective clothing 22. Electrospun polyvinyl alcohol/pectin composite nanofibers
Dr Mehdi Afshari lectured at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University before pursuing a career in the textiles industry, firstly as a research scientist for Fiberweb and now for DuPont. His expertise lie in fiber and polymer processing, fiber spinning, electrospinning, nanofibers, fiber characterization, and improving fiber properties through the use of novel processing techniques. He is an industry expert with proven success in introducing innovative products to meet market needs.