Electrospinning is an extremely versatile nanofabrication technique for fabricating ultrathin fibrous materials with controllable compositions and structures. This is achieved by applying a high voltage to a polymer solution or melt. Electrospun nanofibers, with a large surface area, high porosity, good connectivity, fine flexibility, and ease of scalable synthesis, hold great potential for many emerging applications. Electrospinning: Nanofabrication and Applications presents an overview of the electrospinning technique, nanofabrication strategies, and potential applications.
Electrospinning: Nanofabrication and Applications opens with an introduction to the fundamentals of electrospinning. Chapters go on to discuss fundamental principles of the electrospinning process, controlling parameters, materials and structures. Part Two focuses specifically on various nanofabrication strategies where electrospinning is used, including coaxial electrospinning, multi-needle electrospinning, needleless electrospinning, electro-netting, near-field electrospinning, and three-dimensional macrostructure assembling. Part Three explores the applications of electrospun nanofibres in different fields and concludes with the future prospects of this efficient technology.
This is a valuable reference for engineers and materials scientist working with fibrous materials and textiles, as well as researchers in the areas of nanotechnology, electrospinning, nanofibers, and textiles.
- Explores controllable fabrication of electrospun nanomaterials and their multifunctional applications
- Explains the electrospinning technique as used in nanofabrication and for nanofibers
- Outlines the applications of electrospun nanofibrous materials in tissue engineering, filtration, oil-water separation, water treatment, food technology, supercapacitors, sensors and so on
Part 1 Fundamentals of electrospinning 1. Introduction and historical overview 2. Electrospinning: the set-up and procedure 3. Nanofibrous materials (polymer, ceramic, carbon) 4. Nanofibrous structures (1D, 2D, 3D)
Part 2 Nanofabrication strategies from electrospinning 5. Coaxial electrospinning 6. Multi-needle electrospinning 7. Needleless electrospinning 8. Electro-netting 9. Near-field electrospinning 10. Melt electrospinning
Part 3 Applications of electrospun nanofibers 11. Electrospun nanofibers for filtration 12. Electrospun nanofibers for oil-water separation 13. Electrospun nanofibers for water treatment 14. Electrospun nanofibers for food and food packaging technology 15. Electrospun nanofibers for agriculture applications 16. Electrospun nanofibers for textiles 17. Electrospun nanofibers for sensors 18. Electrospun nanofibers for supercapacitors 19. Electrospun nanofibers for lithium-ion batteries 20. Electrospun nanofibers for fuel cells 21. Electrospun nanofibers for catalysts 22. Electrospun nanofibers for tissue engineering 23. Electrospun nanofibers for drug delivery
Bin Ding is Vice Dean at the College of Textiles, Donghua University, Shanghai, China., He is a member of several professional societies, including the MRS, the ACS, the Fiber Society, Member of Chinese Chemical Society, Advanced Member of Chinese Society of Mciro- and Nanometer. His research interests include the fabrication and application and Industrialization of nanomaterials as environmental protection materials
Xianfeng Wang, is Professor at the College of Textiles, Donghua University, Shanghai, China, whose research focuses in the areas of materials engineering and nanotechnology.
Jianyong Yu is based at the Chinese Engineering Academy, China. He is professor of Textile Science & Engineering, whose research focuses on the basic theory, key technology and application of textile materials.