Nanofibers from Laser Spinning: Laser Spinning of Bioactive Glass Nanofibers (Adv. Funct. Mater. 19/2009)

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This cover image is a graphical representation of the laser spinning process described by Félix Quintero et al. on page 3084. Laser spinning involves the use of a high power laser to melt a very small volume from a plate of the precursor material. A high speed supersonic gas jet causes the rapid elongation and cooling of the melt, yielding a glass nanofiber. The authors also describe the use of this technique in producing Bioglass nanofibers.

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