Forming of Polymer Nanofibers by a Pressurised Gyration Process
Article first published online: 10 JUN 2013
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Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume 34, Issue 14, pages 1134–1139, July 25, 2013
How to Cite
Mahalingam, S. and Edirisinghe, M. (2013), Forming of Polymer Nanofibers by a Pressurised Gyration Process. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 34: 1134–1139. doi: 10.1002/marc.201300339
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 10 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 13 APR 2013
A new route consisting of simultaneous centrifugal spinning and solution blowing to form polymer nanofibers is reported. The fiber diameter (60–1000 nm) is shown to be a function of polymer concentration, rotational speed, and working pressure of the processing system. The fiber length is dependent on the rotational speed. The process can deliver 6 kg of fiber per hour and therefore offers mass production capabilities compared with other established polymer nanofiber generation methods such as electrospinning, centrifugal spinning, and blowing.