This research was supported in part by the U.S. Army through the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, under Contract DAAD-19-02D-0002 with the U.S. Army Research Office. The content does not necessarily reflect the position of the Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred. We are grateful to David Kaplan (Tufts University) for providing the silk solutions used for electrospinning.
Production of Submicrometer Diameter Fibers by Two-Fluid Electrospinning†
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 17, pages 1562–1566, September, 2004
How to Cite
Yu, J. H., Fridrikh, S. V. and Rutledge, G. C. (2004), Production of Submicrometer Diameter Fibers by Two-Fluid Electrospinning. Adv. Mater., 16: 1562–1566. doi: 10.1002/adma.200306644
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 MAY 2004
- Manuscript Received: 17 DEC 2003
- Core–shell particles;
Electrospinning of nanofibers of materials that are difficult to process using conventional techniques is reported. Two fluids are electrospun (see Figure) into fibers with core/shell morphology. The “electrospinnable” shell fluid serves as a process aid to electrospin the core fluid. Three examples are illustrated: production of fibers with diameters less than 100 nm, fibers formed of low-molecular-weight polyaniline, and non-blended electrospun silk fibers.