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Defining Structure in Electrospun Polymer Fibres

Mitchell, G. R., Belal, M., Davis, F. J. ORCID:, Elliott, D. E., Kariduraganavar, M., Mohan, S. D., Olley, R. H. and Sen, S. (2008) Defining Structure in Electrospun Polymer Fibres. In: Tunkasiri, T. (ed.) Smart Materials. Advanced Materials Research, 55-57. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Stafa-Zurich, pp. 33-36. ISBN 9780878493562

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We use a combination of microscopy, x-ray scattering and neutron scattering to show how structure develops in micro and nano-size polymer fibres prepared by electrospinning. The technique has been applied to a range of different polymers, an amorphous system (polystyrene), a crystallisable polymer (poly-epsilon-caprolactone), a composite systems (polyethylene oxide or poly vinyl alcohol containing polypyrrole) and consider the possibility of self assembly (gelatin).

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Nanoscience and Materials
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF) > Electron Microscopy Laboratory (CAF)
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:1628
Uncontrolled Keywords:electrospinning; SANS; WAXS; crystallization
Additional Information:Key paper given at International Conference on Smart Materials-Smart/Intelligent Materials and Nanotechnology/2nd International Workshop on Functional Materials and Nanomaterials (SmartMat-08/IWOFM-2), Chiang Mai, THAILAND, APR 22-25, 2008
Publisher:Trans Tech Publications Ltd

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