Electrospun Nanofibers | Mehdi Afshari


Electrospun Nanofibers
Edited by Mehdi Afshari

Electrospun Nanofibers

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
1: Introduction

1.1 Part 1: The electrospinning process
1.2 Part II: Structure and property characterization, testing, and modeling of electrospun nanofibers
1.3 Part III: Electrospinning for particular fiber types and applications
1.4 Conclusion

Section One: The electrospinning process

2: Melt-electrospinning of nanofibers
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Melt-electrospinning process
2.3 Characterization of melt-electrospun nanofibers
2.4 Applications of melt-electrospun nanofibers
2.5 Conclusion and future trends
3: Coaxial electrospinning of nanofibers
3.1 Introduction of coaxial electrospinning
3.2 Nature of the coaxial electrospinning process—experimental observations and theoretical analysis
3.3 Effects of operating parameters on coaxial electrospinning
3.4 Applications of electrospun nanofibers
3.5 Conclusion
4: Solution electrospinning of nanofibers
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Solution electrospinning versus other electrospinning techniques
4.3 Parameters that affect solution electrospinning
4.4 Equipment for solution electrospinning
4.5 Solution electrospinning of synthetic soluble polymers
4.6 Solution electrospinning of natural polymers
4.7 Highlights and concluding remarks
5: Controlling nanofiber morphology by the electrospinning process
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Solution parameters
5.3 Processing parameters
5.4 Ambient conditions
5.5 Conclusion
6: Improving fiber alignment during electrospinning
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Aligned fiber fabrication based on the unstable/whipping jet
6.3 Aligned fiber fabrication based on the stable jet
6.4 Conclusions and challenges

Section Two: Structure and property characterization testing and modeling of electrospun nanofibers
7: Geometrical characterization of electrospun nanofibers
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Geometrical parameters in electrospun nanofibers
7.3 Physical and experimental methods in geometrical characterization for electrospun nanofibers
7.4 Imaging systems and applications in geometrical characterization
7.5 Image processing methods in nanofiber characterization
7.6 Serious problems in geometrical characterization of nanofibrous materials
7.7 Future trends
8: Chemical characterization of electrospun nanofibers
8.1 A brief introduction of material types
8.2 Chemical characterization of electrospun polymer nanofibers
8.3 Chemical characterization of electrospun metal (oxide) nanofibers
8.4 Chemical characterization of electrospun carbon nanofibers
8.5 Chemical characterization of electrospun composite nanofibers
8.6 Conclusions
9: Physical characterization of electrospun nanofibers
9.1 A brief introduction of electrospun nanofibers
9.2 Physical characterization of electrospun polymer nanofibers
9.3 Physical characterization of electrospun metal (oxide) nanofibers
9.4 Physical characterization of electrospun CNFs
9.5 Physical characterization of electrospun composite nanofibers
9.6 Conclusions
10: Structure–property relationship of electrospun fibers
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Ordered structure in nanofibers
10.3 Morphology of electrospun fibers
10.4 Tensile properties of nanofibers
10.5 Effect of fiber diameter
10.6 Collection of nanofibers
10.7 Filled nanofiber systems
10.8 Summary
11: Molecular modeling and simulations
11.1 Introductory remarks
11.2 Molecular simulations
11.3 Selected applications
11.4 Conclusions
12: Modeling and simulation of the electrospinning process
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Polymer solution properties and external forces in the electrospinning process
12.3 Nanofiber formation stages in the electrospinning process
12.4 Conclusion/future trends
13: Modeling performance of electrospun nanofibers and nanofibrous assemblies
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Control of nanofiber deposition through electric field modification
13.3 Control of nanofiber-ordered deposition through mechanical design

Section Three: Electrospinning for particular fiber types and applications
14: Electrospun TiC/C composite nanofibrous felt and its energy-related applications
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Preparation and characterization
14.3 Energy-related applications
14.4 Concluding remarks
15: Electrospun chitosan fibers
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Solution properties for electrospinning of chitosan
15.3 Electrospun chitosan fibers
15.4 Electrospun hybrid chitosan fibers
15.5 Thermal and mechanical properties of electrospun chitosan fibers
15.6 Applications of electrospun chitosan fibers
15.7 Outlook and concluding remarks
16: Electrospinning of patterned and 3D nanofibers
16.1 Techniques to fabricate nanofibers
16.2 Electrospinning for fabrication of nanofibrous morphologies
16.3 Variety of patterned and 3D nanofibers obtained via electrospinning
16.4 Applications of patterned and 3D nanofibers and future growth
17: Electrospun nanofibers for filtration applications
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Properties and advantages of nanofibrous filtration media
17.3 Applications of electrospun nanofibrous filtration media
17.4 Perspectives and development
18: Electrospun conductive nanofibers for electronics
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Conducting polymer nanofibers
18.3 Carbon structures as conductive nanofiber
18.4 Metal nanofiber
18.5 Nanoparticle used in conductive nanofiber
18.6 Characterization
18.7 Application of conductive nanofiber
19: Electrospun nanofibrous tissue scaffolds
19.1 Introduction
19.2 Electrospun nanofibers for tissue regeneration
19.3 Tissue regeneration applications
19.4 Summary and future prospects
20: Electrospun nanofibers with antimicrobial properties
20.1 Introduction
20.2 Metallic nanoparticle-based antimicrobial electrospun nanofibers
20.3 Carbon nanomaterials-based antimicrobial electrospun nanofibers
20.4 Antibiotics-derived antimicrobial electrospun nanofibers
20.5 Biopolymers-derived antimicrobial electrospun nanofibers
20.6 Conclusions
21: Electrospun nanofibers in protective clothing
21.1 Introduction
21.2 Protective clothing: Background and terminology
21.3 Methods for nanofiber-based PC evaluation
21.4 Electrospun membranes in PC and sportswear applications
21.5 Chemical/biological PC applications
21.6 Face mask application
21.7 Ballistic protection applications
21.8 Smart textiles applications
21.9 Conclusion
22: Electrospun polyvinyl alcohol/pectin composite nanofibers
22.1 Introduction
22.2 Experimental
22.3 Results and discussion
22.4 Conclusions

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