Electrospinning window: solution properties for uniform fibres from electrospinnable biopolymers

Le Corre Bordes, Deborah and Hofman, Kathleen and Bordes, Nicolas and Tucker, Nick and Huber, Tim and Staiger, Mark P (2017) Electrospinning window: solution properties for uniform fibres from electrospinnable biopolymers. In: International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, 22-25 January 2017, Auckland.

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Abstract

Electrospinning is a well-known method for producing continuous polymeric fibres with diameters in the submicron to nanometer range. In spite of the plethora of literature on the topic, the prediction of the morphology and/or topology of electrospun fibres remains a largely unresolved research topic due to the complex array of interacting parameters. The influence of various polymer solution properties including surface tension, conductivity and viscosity needs to be considered simultaneously although these measurements are rarely performed in a single study. In this study, the physical properties of aqueous poly(vinyl alcohol) solutions were obtained and compared with literature data for the purpose of defining target values. These newly defined target values were then verified using denatured whole chain marine collagen electrospun from two acids. This “electrospinning window” provides an informative resource for tissue engineering research studies

Keywords:electrospinning, process conditions
Subjects:H Engineering > H713 Production Processes
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:33998
Deposited On:06 Nov 2018 13:18

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