Properties of electrospun polymer fibres

Asa Barber

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    This chapter primarily evaluates the mechanical, thermal and surface properties of electrospun polymer fibres and makes reference to both existing and possible future applications. The drive to understand properties of electrospun polymer fibres is paramount in determining new applications, and justification is required when selecting polymer processing using electrospinning over other conventional processing techniques. Thus, the properties of electrospun polymer fibres must be distinct, relative to those of the bulk. A review of the literature reveals a number of deviations between the properties of electrospun polymers and their bulk equivalents, thus highlighting the unique polymer property modifications occurring when using electrospinning processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationElectrospinning
    Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples, practice and possibilities
    EditorsGeoffrey R. Mitchell
    PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84973-557-5, 978-1-78262-506-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84973-556-8
    Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015

    Publication series

    NamePolymer Chemistry Series


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