Exploitation of electric field in controlling of nanofiber spinning process

Pirjo Heikkilä, Lasse Söderlund, Jari Uusimäki, Lauri Kettunen, Ali Harlin

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Abstract

Nanofibers can be prepared from a polymer solution utilizing electrospinning, a method exploiting an electrostatic field. In this work the electric field of the electrospinning process was modeled for better understanding and controllability of the fiber deposition in the electrospinning process. The model of the electric field was compared with experimental observations. The model of the electric field explained many phenomena in electrospinning, but did not provide an exclusive control tool for the process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2065-2074
Number of pages10
JournalPolymer Engineering and Science
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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