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Production of Polymer Nanofibers by Wet Spinning

[+] Author Affiliations
Mostafa M. El-Ashry, Kareem M. Gouda

The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

Henry Daniel Young

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Paper No. MN2008-47030, pp. 1-4; 4 pages
doi:10.1115/MN2008-47030
From:
  • ASME 2008 2nd Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Nanomaterials International Conference
  • ASME 2008 2nd Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Nanomaterials
  • Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, January 11–13, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4291-6 | eISBN: 1-7918-3814-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

Polymer nanofibers are attractive in many engineering and medical applications because of its distinctive mechanical, chemical, and electrical properties typically evident in nanomaterials. Some applications are liquid & particle filters, composites, surgical masks, sensors. We propose a fibre fabrication method that can produce continuous polymer nanofibres with submicron cross-section. This technique can spin fibres from precursor rheologies that would be considered “unspinnable” by any other current method. As such, this technique may allow the fabrication of novel fibre structures, assist in the fabrication of nanofibers from new materials, and allow the use of novel chemical routes in fibre spinning.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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