Nanofibers – Production, Properties and Functional Applications Edited by Tong Lin

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Nanofibers – Production, Properties and Functional Applications
Edited by Tong Lin
Nanofibers – Production, Properties and Functional Applications

Contents
Preface IX

Part 1 Production and Assembly 1
Chapter 1 Industrial Production Technology for Nanofibers 3
Stanislav Petrík
Chapter 2 Needleless Electrospinning:
Developments and Performances 17
Haitao Niu, Xungai Wang and Tong Lin
Chapter 3 Electrospinning of Metal Doped
Alumina Nanofibers for Catalyst Applications 37
Sneha Swaminathan and George Chase
Chapter 4 Chitin Nanofibers with a Uniform Width of 10 to 20 nm and Their Transparent Nanocomposite Films 59
Shinsuke Ifuku, Antonio Norio Nakagaito and Hiroyuki Saimoto
Chapter 5 Advances in Electroactive Electrospun Nanofibers 85
Paulo H. S. Picciani, Eliton S. Medeiros,
William J. Orts and Luiz H. C. Mattoso
Chapter 6 Electrospun Metallic Nanofibers
Fabricated by Electrospinning and Metallization 117
Kai Wei, Hae-Rim Kim,
Byoung-Suhk Kim and Ick-Soo Kim
Chapter 7 Preparation and Characterization and
Reducing Properties of MoO3 Nano-Fibers 135
Zhao Peng
Chapter 8 Electrospinning of Continuous
Nanofiber Bundles and Twisted Nanofiber Yarns 153
Usman Ali, Yaqiong Zhou, Xungai Wang and Tong Lin

Part 2 Property and Characterization 175
Chapter 9 The Microstructure Characterization
and the Mechanical Properties of
Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile-Based Nanofibers 177
Chen Zhang, Xuejia Ding and Sizhu Wu
Chapter 10 Photophysics and Photonics of
Heteroepitaxial Organic Nanofibers 197
Francesco Quochi, Michele Saba,
Andrea Mura and Giovanni Bongiovanni
Chapter 11 Nano-Scale Reinforcing and Toughening Thermoplastics:
Processing, Structure and Mechanical Properties 215
Suchart Siengchin
Chapter 12 Carbon Nanofibers
Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites 241
Pavol Hvizdoš, Viktor Puchý,
Annamária Duszová and Ján Dusza
Chapter 13 Carbon Nanofibers:
Evaluation of Life Cycle Environmental Impacts 267
Vikas Khanna and Nikki Campion
Part 3 Functional Applications 285
Chapter 14 Functional Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers 287
Jian Fang, Xungai Wang and Tong Lin
Chapter 15 The Potential of Biomimetic
Electrospun-Nanofibrous
Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering 327
Ha Na Park, Jung Bok Lee, Ho-Jin Moon,
Dae Hyeok Yang and Il Keun Kwon
Chapter 16 Electrospun Nanofibers in Tissue Engineering 347
Mitchell R. Ladd, Tanner K. Hill, James J. Yoo and Sang Jin Lee
Chapter 17 Three-Dimensional Nanofiber
Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine 373
Bit Na Lee, Jae Ho Kim, Heung Jae Chun and Moon Suk Kim
Chapter 18 Incorporation of DNA into Electrospun
Nanofibrous Scaffolds: Fundamental
Characterization Studies and Gene Delivery 383
Michael Hadjiargyrou
Chapter 19 Nanocomposites for Vehicle Structural Applications 401
James Njuguna, Francesco Silva and Sophia Sachse
Chapter 20 Filtration and Catalytic Behaviors of
Titanium Silicate-1 Supported on Carbon
Nanofibers for Cyclohexanone Ammoximation 435
Qian Zhao, Shiyuan Zhang, Ping Li,
Weikang Yuan, Alex Chikin Yip and Xijun Hu
Chapter 21 Au/TiO2 Hierarchical Nanofibers
Heterostructure: Controllable Synthesis and Enhanced Photocatalytic Performances 449
Chao Pan and Li Dong

Preface
With the rapid development of nanoscience and nanotechnology over the last decades, great progress has been made not only in the preparation and characterization of nanomaterials, but also in their functional applications. As an important onedimensional nanomaterial, nanofibers have extremely high specific surface area because of their small diameters, and nanofiber membranes are highly porous with excellent pore interconnectivity. These unique characteristics plus the functionalities from the materials themselves impart nanofibers with a number of novel properties for applications in areas as various as biomedical engineering, wound healing, drug delivery and release control, catalyst and enzyme carriers, filtration, environment protection, composite reinforcement, sensors, optics, energy harvest and storage, and many others. More and more emphasis has recently been placed on large-scale nanofiber production, the key technology to the wide usages of nanofibers in practice. Tremendous efforts have been made on producing nanofibers from special materials. Concerns have been raised to the safety issue of nanofibrous materials.

This book is a compilation of contributions made by experts who specialize in their chosen field. It is grouped into three sections composed of twenty-one chapters, providing an up-to-date coverage of nanofiber preparation, properties and functional applications. I am deeply appreciative of all the authors and have no doubt that their contribution will be a useful resource for anyone associated with the discipline of nanofibers.

Dr. Tong Lin

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