Science and Technology of Polymer Nanofibers
Everything you need to know about polymer nanofibers--the science, technology, and applications
Discover new and emerging applications of polymer nanofibers alongside the basic underlying science and technology. With discussions exploring such practical applications as filters, fabrics, sensors, catalysts, scaffolding, drug delivery, and wound dressings, the book goes beyond a basic scholarly treatment to provide polymer scientists and engineers with a comprehensive, practical "how-to" reference. Moreover, the author offers an expert assessment of polymer nanofibers' near-term potential for commercialization.
Among the highlights of coverage is the book's presentation of the science and technology of electrospinning, including practical information on how to electrospin different polymer systems. Electrospinning introduces a new level of versatility and broader range of materials into the micro/nanofiber range. An old technology, electrospinning has been rediscovered, refined, and expanded into non-textile applications. The author shows how electrospinning is unique among nanofiber fabrication techniques in terms of process control, materials combinations, and the potential for scale-up.
Other key topics include:
* Factors affecting nanofiber quality
* Composite nanofibers
* Physical applications of nanofibers
* Characterization of nanofibers and mats
* Biomedical applications of nanofibers
Throughout the book, the author tabulates and describes all the reliable data to guide experimenters in their selection of systems for their own nanofiber research and development projects. To discover the enormous potential of polymer nanofibers and advance your own research, rely on this reference as your essential guide to the field.