Electrostatic field-assisted alignment of electrospun nanofibres

A. Theron, E. Zussman, A. L. Yarin

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Abstract

This paper describes an electrostatic field-assisted assembly technique combined with an electrospinning process used to position and align individual nanofibres (NFs) on a tapered and grounded wheel-like bobbin. The bobbin is able to wind a continuously as-spun nanofibre at its tip-like edge. The alignment approach has resulted in polyethylene oxide-based NFs with diameters ranging from 100-300 nm and lengths of up to hundreds of microns. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of this new approach for assembling NFs in parallel arrays while being able to control the average separation between the fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-390
Number of pages7
JournalNanotechnology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep
Event8th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology - Bethesda, MR, United States
Duration: 2000 Nov 22000 Nov 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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