Introduction to Nanofiber Materials

Introduction to Nanofiber Materials

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Presenting the latest coverage of the fundamentals and applications of nanofibrous materials and their structures for graduate students and researchers, this book bridges the communication gap between fiber technologists and materials scientists and engineers. Featuring intensive coverage of electroactive, bioactive and structural nanofibers, it provides a comprehensive collection of processing conditions for electrospinning and includes recent advances in nanoparticle-/nanotube-based nanofibers. The book also covers mechanical properties of fibers and fibrous assemblies, as well as characterization methods.show more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 216 b/w illus. 20 tables
  • 1139021338
  • 9781139021333

Review quote

"An in-depth explanation of the basic properties of polymers helps the reader to refresh knowledge acquired during university courses, and is a very good introduction to further content, especially various methods of fiber formation, with understandable and clear schematics which are essential to fully understand nanofiber formation and their advantages and limits ... The principles of every method described in the book are also explained in a very approachable way. Characterization methods are presented in accordance with recent research, which shows the reader how to apply those methods in the laboratory and how to interpret the results ... I would recommend this book for students and researchers of various fields interested in the electrospinning process and nanotechnology research. This publication is valuable and comprehensive and will guide the reader through all steps of the creation, application and characterization of nanofiber materials." Seeram Ramakrishnaa, Acta Crystallographica Section Bshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Fundamentals of polymers; 3. Nanofiber technology; 4. Modeling and simulation; 5. Mechanical properties of fiber and fiber assemblies; 6. Characterization of nanofibers; 7. Bioactive nanofibers; 8. Electroactive nanofibers; 9. Nanocomposite fibers; 10. Future opportunities and challenges of electrospinning; Index; Appendix I. Terms and unit conversion; Appendix II. Abbreviation of polymers; Appendix III. Classification of fibers; Appendix IV. Polymers and solvents for electrospinning.show more

About Frank K. Ko

Frank K. Ko is Canada Research Chair Professor in Advanced Fibrous Materials and Director of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, University of British Columbia. Yuqin Wan is Research Associate in Advanced Fibrous Materials, Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Canada and Associate Professor in the School of Textiles and Clothing, Jiangnan University, China.show more