Fundamentals of Electrospinning & Electrospun Nanofibers

Professor Tong Lin and Dr. Jian Fang, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

With a Foreword by Professor Liming Dai, Case Western Reserve University

978-1-60595-160-7, ©2017, 250 pages, 6×9, Hardcover

  • 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.”




Chapter 1. Introduction to Nanofibers

1.1. Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

1.2. Nanofibers

1.3. Nanofiber-Making Techniques

1.4. References


Chapter 2. Electrospinning

2.1. Brief History

2.2. Basic Apparatus—“Needle” Based Electrospinning

2.3. Taylor Cone

2.4. Whipping and Jet Instability

2.5. Solution Electrospinning: Advantages and Disadvantages

2.6. Effect Factors of Solution Electrospinning

2.7. Melt-Electrospinning

2.8. References


Chapter 3. Electrospun Fibers: Morphologies and Unique Properties

3.1. Typical Morphology

3.2. Internal Structure

3.3. Unique Properties

3.4. References


Chapter 4. Improvement of Fiber Quality

4.1. Main Problems

4.2. Improvement Methods

4.3. References


Chapter 5. Advanced Needle Electrospinning

5.1. Second Electrode-Enhancement

5.2. Gas-Jacket Enhanced Electrospinning

5.3. Multiple Needle Electrospinning

5.4. Shielding Ring

5.5. Porous Tube Spinneret

5.6. Near-Field Electrospinning

5.7. Emulsion Electrospinning

5.8. Laser Induced Melt Electrospinning

5.9. Portable Electrospinner

5.10. References


Chapter 6. Needleless Electrospinning

6.1. Problems with a Single Needle Electrospinner

6.2. Aided by Magnetic Liquid

6.3. Upward Spinning

6.4. Downward Spinning

6.5. Needleless Melt Electrospinning

6.6. Core-Sheath Needleless Electrospinner

6.7. References


Chapter 7. Control of Nanofiber Deposition

7.1. Fiber Alignment

7.2. Fibrous Tubes

7.3. Liquid Bath Collection

7.4. 3D Fibrous Structures

7.5. References


Chapter 8. Nanofiber Yarns

8.1. Definition

8.2. Nanofiber Short Bundle

8.3. Continuous Bundles

8.4. Nanofiber Yarns

8.5. References


Chapter 9. Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers

9.1. Biomedical

9.2. Environment

9.3. Electronic Devices

9.4. Catalysis and Enzyme

9.5. Other Applications

9.6. References


Chapter 10. Inorganic Nanofibers

10.1. Carbon Nanofibers

10.2. Ceramic Nanofibers

10.3. Metal Nanofibers

10.4. References


Appendix I: A Comparison of Various Solution-based Electrospinning Techniques

Appendix II. Commonly-used Characterization Methods for Electrospun Nanofibers


  1. :

    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.

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Nanofibers
Chapter 2: Electrospinning
Chapter 3: Electrospun Fibers: Morphologies and Unique Properties
Chapter 4: Improvement of Fiber Quality
Chapter 5: Advanced Needle Electrospinning
Chapter 6: Needleless Electrospinning
Chapter 7: Control of Nanofiber Deposition
Chapter 8: Nanofiber Yarns
Chapter 9: Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers
Chapter 10: Inorganic Nanofibers

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