- Nanofiber spinning methods and how they are reconfigured for multiple fiber morphologies and fibrous architectures
- Strategies for monitoring and improving nanofiber quality
- Nanofibers from polymers, carbon, metals, ceramics
Fundamentals of Electrospinning & Electrospun Nanofibers reviews and analyzes the methods whereby nanofibers are spun, collected and fabricated into various fibrous structures. The text explains the workings, quantitative specifications and set-up of virtually all formation technologies, including solvent and solvent-free, as well as needle and needleless spinning methods for nanofibers made from polymers, carbon and other materials. Practical information is provided for understanding and designing devices to fabricate nanofibers with many different shapes and internal structures. Special attention is given to strategies for overcoming defects in nanofibers and controlling their overall quality.
From the Foreword by Liming Dai
“This book will be useful both to students…and those researchers who actively work in materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, fibers and textiles…I am confident it will be a valuable resource to promote the development of various electrospun nanofibers and yarns for practical applications.”
DEStech – :
The book “Fundamentals of Electrospinning and Electrospun Nanofibers”, written by worldwide known experts in this field, Tong Lin and Jian Fang, is a little bit different in comparison with plenty of other publications dealing with nanofibers. First of all it is a very good blend of fundamental scientific achievements presented in simple, understandable form and more practically oriented information about known and unique systems of electrospinning devices. The structure and properties of products are presented mainly in the form of graphs and unique figures which is very good, especially for quick understanding of benefits of individual electrospinning technologies and modifications of production principles. Very innovative is the comprehensive chapter 9, dealing with application of electrospun nanofibres. In this chapter, all main current areas of nanofibrous assemblies applications are described.
With the broad focus of the book, the fundamental scientific investigations of electrospinning and properties of nanoassemblies are translated to fundamental information about current and futuristic technological advances. The authors have put forth their best efforts to enable the reader to have a broad understanding of these advanced technologies and fibrous materials.
Jiří Militký, Dept. of Material Science, Textile Faculty, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic.