Twisted wire electrospinning: combining high productivity and simplicity

April 10th, 2015

The electrospinning technique has long been restricted by its relatively low production rate. Traditionally the method relies on a needle spinneret from which a viscous polymer solution is electrospun into nanofibers as a single polymer jet. Needleless electrospinning systems with multiple simultaneous jet eruption points offer significantly higher productivity, but are often quite complicated to set up and run. Now, reporting in Nanotechnology, researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed a new method. This needleless twisted wire electrospinning setup offers both high production rates and easy operation. Source

Twisted Wire Electrospinning (Video)

A Seminar on Electrospinning of Nanofibers: Synthesis, Assembly and Properties

February 12th, 2015

I took part in the seminar. The presentation was done by Professor Wei Pan of the State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics & Fine Processing of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Read the rest of this entry »