electrospinning


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e·lec·tro·spin·ning

 (ĭ-lĕk′trō-spĭn′ĭng)
n.
A process in which ultrathin, multifilament fibers with diameters in the nanometer range are created by spinning and manipulating streams of electrically charged polymers in a strong magnetic or electric field, used to make specialized fabrics, such as those in spacesuits.
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Electrospinning is a process employed to fabricate continuous nanoscaled fibers with diameters in the sub-micrometer to nanometer range by using a high-voltage power supply.
Electrospinning has seen increased interest over the last decade as a means of generating nanoscale fibers of a variety of polymers.
One of the more promising delivery systems can be functional nano-microstructures obtained by electrospinning technology, which is possible to up-scale.
New methods have been used for producing nanotextile scaffolds by using electrospinning.
is commercializing its patented electrospinning process to create new medical devices that help millions.
In this study electrospinning technique is used for the fabrication of nanofibrous scaffold.
Among the nanofiber nonwovens, those made through an electrospinning process attract the most attention, but materials made through meltblown are also common.
Through electrospinning, a process by which an electrical charge is used to draw very fine fibers from a liquid (in this case, polyurethane), Dhinojwala and his team were able to mimic the efficient staple-pin design, pinning down an underlying nylon thread with the electrospun fibers.
Electrospinning is a major production method to make small fibers, but it is difficult to upgrade to large-scale commercial production.
Reneker, Beaded nanofibers formed during electrospinning.
Nanofibers, which are about 1,000th smaller than the diameter of a human hair, are currently made with a process called electrospinning which uses an electrostatic charge to create the ultra-fine fibers from polymers used in common plastics.
Electrospinning is an old technology that been rediscovered, refined, and expanded to become one of the most successful methods of producing carbon nanotubes and fibers.