Electrospinning and nanofrabrication

Theoretical modeling of electro-spinning process

theoretical modeling of the Electro-spinning process
Electro-spinning is a straightforward and inexpensive process that produces continuous nano-fibers through an electrically charged jet of polymer solution. Although it is a very simple process, the physics behind the electro-spinning is very complex and very new to the scientific community. It involves the understanding of electro statistics, fluid rheology and polymer solution properties. However, a large number of polymers and electrode arrangements have been tested for electro-spinning process by different researches. The current researches based on theoretical modeling and experiments are to find out the interaction of electrode arrangements and polarity effect and polymer solution properties such as surface tension, viscosity and solution conductivity on the electro-spinning process and fiber morphology.

Production of nanofibers by the electrospinning method

Production of nanofibers by the electrospinning method
Nanotechnology is an emerging research and development area. Researchers around the world have been looking for ways to produce high aspect ratio nanofibers and continuous nanofibers in a simple and reproducible manner. The electrospinning method uses high voltage test facility to produce nanofibers in sufficiently large quantities. Using this method it is now possible to produce a variety of nanofibers from polymers. The focus is on developing new methodologies to control the geometry and orientation of electrospun nanofibers as carriers for Micronutrients in Food, and reinforcing chains in Biodegradable polymers.