Material encapsulation and transport in core-shell micro/nanofibers, polymer and carbon nanotubes and micro/nanochannels

A. L. Yarin, E. Zussman, J. H. Wendorff, A. Greiner

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Abstract

In this article, we review recent work on the co-electrospinning of polymer core-shell nanofibers and the manufacture of hollow nanotubes. The encapsulation and release of bioactive compounds from co-electrospun core-shell fibers is considered next, bearing in mind such applications as sensors and drug release. Then, nanofluidic phenomena in nanotubes made via co-electrospinning (as well as via the other processes) are discussed. We also consider dielectrophoresis in microchannels as a possible tool for the separation of viruses, nanoparticles and macromolecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2585-2599
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume17
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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