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Mathematical models for continuous electrospun nanofibers and electrospun nanoporous microspheres
POLYMER INTERNATIONAL Volume: 56 Issue: 11 Pages: 1323-1329 Published: NOV 2007 (2007)
  • Ji-Huan He, Donghua University
  • Lan Xu
  • Yue Wu
  • Yong Liu
Abstract

Abstract: A brief review of mathematical models of electrospinning is given. The nano-effect and electrospinning dilation are presented to explain how to prepare extremely high strength continuous nanotibers and nanoporous microspheres, respectively. According to the established models, vibration-electrospinning is introduced to improve electrospinability, Siro-electrospinning is suggested to mimic the spinning procedure of a spider and magneto-electrospinning is used to control the instability arising in the electrospinning process. A new theory linked to both classical mechanics and quantum mechanics should be developed to explain certain special phenomena in electrospinning. E-infinity theory is considered to be a potential theory to deal with quantum-like properties and nano-effect on the nanoscale. The emphasis of this brief review is upon the authors' recent work, and the references are not exhaustive. (c) 2007 Society of Chemical Industry. Document Type: Article Language: English Author Keywords: electrospinning; nanofiber; nanoporous microspheres; nano-effect; dragline silk; magneto-electrospinning; vibration-electrospinning; Sirofil; Siro-electrospinning; E-infinity theory KeyWords Plus: E-INFINITY THEORY; ELECTRICALLY FORCED JETS; BOMBYX-MORI SILK; SPIDER SILK; EXPERIMENTAL-VERIFICATION; NONLINEAR DYNAMICS; MAMMALIAN-CELLS; POLYMER MELTS; SCALING LAW; FIBERS Addresses: He, JH (reprint author), Donghua Univ, Modern Text Inst, Inst Phys Fibrous Soft Matter, 1882 Yan An Xilu Rd, Shanghai 200051, Peoples R China Donghua Univ, Modern Text Inst, Inst Phys Fibrous Soft Matter, Shanghai 200051, Peoples R China E-mail Addresses: jhhe@dhu.edu.cn Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, THE ATRIUM, SOUTHERN GATE, CHICHESTER PO19 8SQ, W SUSSEX, ENGLAND Subject Category: Polymer Science IDS Number: 221VF ISSN: 0959-8103 DOI: 10.1002/pi.2370

Keywords
  • electrospinning; nanofiber; nanoporous microspheres; nano-effect; dragline silk; magneto-electrospinning; vibration-electrospinning; Sirofil; Siro-electrospinning; E-infinity theory
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Ji-Huan He, Lan Xu, Yue Wu and Yong Liu. "Mathematical models for continuous electrospun nanofibers and electrospun nanoporous microspheres" POLYMER INTERNATIONAL Volume: 56 Issue: 11 Pages: 1323-1329 Published: NOV 2007 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ji_huan_he/35/