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Electrospinning: Materials, Processing, and Applications

ISBN: 978-3-527-32080-6
254 pages
May 2012
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Electrospinning is from the academic as well as technical perspective presently the most versatile technique for the preparation of continuous
nanofi bers obtained from numerous materials including polymers, metals, and ceramics. Shapes and properties of fibers can be tailored
according to the demand of numerous applications including filtration, membranes, textiles, catalysis, reinforcement, or biomedicals.
This book summarizes the state-of-the art in electrospinning with detailed coverage of the various techniques, material systems and their
resulting fiber structures and properties, theoretical aspects and applications.

Throughout the book, the current status of knowledge is introduced with a critical view on accomplishments and novel perspectives. An
experimental section gives hands-on guidance to beginners and experts alike.
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INTRODUCTION
Fibers -
Key Functional Elements in Technology and Nature
Some Background Information
Processing of Polymer Materials towards Fibers -
Fiber Extrusion
Routes to More Advanced Fibers -
Mimicking Nature
Electrospinning
Electrospinning -
Important Facts to Remember

NATURE OF THE ELECTROSPINNING PROCESS -
EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATIONS AND THEORETICAL ANALYSIS
Experimental Setups
Experimental Observations on Fiber Formation
Theoretical Analysis of the Nature of the Electrospinning Processes
Nature of the Electrospinning Process -
Important Facts

NANOFIBER PROPERTIES
Parameters Controlling Nanofiber Formation
Short Account on Methods of Analysis for the Structure of Electrospun Nanofibers
Control of Nanofiber Diameters
Shape of the Fibers
Nanofiber Topologies, Porous Fibers
Nanofiber Trajectories in the Deposition Plane
Internal Morphology of Electrospun Nanofibers
Mechanical Properties of Single Nanofibers
Nanofiber Properties -
Important Facts to Remember

NONWOVENS COMPOSED OF ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS
Nanofiber Nonwovens -
Functional Elements for Technical Applications
Methods of Analysis for Properties on Nonwovens
Fiber Arrangements in Nonwovens
Heterogeneous Nonwovens
Porosity and Pore Structures -
Theoretical Modeling and Experimental Analysis
Mechanical Properties of Nonwovens
Nonwovens Composed of Electrospun Nanofibers -
Important Facts to Remember

ELECTROSPINNING -
SOME TECHNICAL ASPECTS
Technical Setups for Creating Jets
Designs of Counterelectrode Configurations Allowing Preparation of Nonwovens with a Broad Range of Architecture
Electrospinning -
Some Technical Aspects -
Important Facts to Remember

MODIFICATION OF THE ELECTROSPINNING TECHNIQUE
Towards Advanced Modes of Fiber Preparation and Deposition
Near-Field Electrospinning -
High-Precision Deposition Electrospinning
Towards Core-Shell and Hollow Fibers
Modification of the Electrospinning Technique -
Important Facts to Remember

MATERIALS CONSIDERATIONS
Introduction
Spinning from Organic Solvents
Spinning of Water-Soluble Polymers
Spinning of Biopolymers
Spinning of Complex Polymer Systems
Nanofibers from Polymer Hybrids, Metals, Oxides
Melt Spinning
Materials Considerations -
Important Facts to Remember

TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS OF ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS
Nanofibers, Nanofiber Nonwovens -
Elements of Nanotechnology
Filter Applications
Textile Applications
Catalysis
Nanofiber Reinforcement
Surface Modifications
Template Applications
Plant Protection via Pheromones
Technical Applications -
Important Facts to Remember

MEDICINAL APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS
Nanotechnology and Medicinal Applications in General
Tissue Engineering
Wound Healing
Transport and Release of Drugs
Nanotechnology and Medicinal Applications in General -
Important Facts to Remember
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Joachim Wendorff was full professor for physical chemistry and polymer physics at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. He received his doctorate from the University of Marburg in 1969 for work in the fi eld of polymer physics with F. H. Mueller. After a postdoctoral
stay with F. P. Price in Amherst, he became a research assistant with E. W.Fischer at the University of Mainz. In 1982, he completed his habilitation in physical chemistry there. From 1976 to 1991, he headed the Physics Department at the German Polymer Institute (DKI) in
Darmstadt. In 1990, he took up a professorship in physics at the TH Darmstadt, and in 1991 he moved to a professorship in physical chemistry/polymer physics at the Philipps-University at Marburg. His research interests include functional polymers, liquid crystals, polymer alloys, molecular reinforcement, nanostructuring, and electrospinning.

Seema Agarwal is extraordinary professor at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany, since 2010. She received her PhD in polymer chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) in Delhi, India in the year 1995. She carried out postdoctoral research work at the
Philipps-University of Marburg, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Agarwal is a recipient of the 2009 Hermann-Schnell Prize (GDCh).

Andreas Greiner is full professor for Macromolecular Chemistry and Technology at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. He studied chemistry at the University of Marburg and earned his doctorate there in 1988. After a postdoctoral stay with D. Pearson and H.-W. Schmidt in Santa Barbara, he returned to Marburg, where he completed his habilitation in macromolecular chemistry in 1995. In the same year, he took up a professorship at the University of Mainz, and in 2000, he became full for Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Technology in Marburg. His research interests include the classical synthesis of monomers and polymers, specialty processing like electrospinning, polymer-nanoparticle conjugates, as well as the applications of polymers in optics, electronics, and medicine.
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