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Structure development in electrospun fibres of gelatin

Elliott, D. E., Davis, F. J. ORCID:, Mitchell, G. R. and Olley, R. H. (2009) Structure development in electrospun fibres of gelatin. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 183. 012021. ISSN 1742-6588

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/183/1/012021


Gelatin fibres have been successfully electrospun from water by heating a gelatin solution above the sol-gel transition temperature, and allowing cooling in a controlled environment as the fibres are produced. The development of structure with in these fibres is monitored using wide angle x-ray scattering, in this way the presence of the triple helix structure, which provides the physical cross-linkages in the gel could be probed. There is clear evidence that these structures are obtained in gelatin electrospun from aqueous solutions. In contrast fibres electrospun from a solution of gelatin in glacial acetic acid, showed no evidence of the triple helix structure.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Nanoscience and Materials
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF) > Electron Microscopy Laboratory (CAF)
ID Code:1639
Additional Information:Dielectrics 2009: Measurement Analysis and Applications, 40th Anniversary Meeting
Publisher:Institute of Physics

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