Laser Spinning of Bioactive Glass Nanofibers (pages 3084–3090)
Félix Quintero, Juan Pou, Rafael Comesaña, Fernando Lusquiños, Antonio Riveiro, Adrian B. Mann, Robert G. Hill, Zoe Y. Wu and Julian R. Jones
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200801922
The production of nanofibers of bioactive glass by laser spinning is reported. The technique involves melting and elongation of a precursor material with tailored composition using a high power laser and a supersonic gas jet. The morphology, composition and structure of the nanofibers are analyzed and their bioactivity is assessed by immersion in SBF.