New Microshaping Concepts for Ceramic/Polymer Nanocomposite and Nanoceramic Fibers

Authors

  • Yoram De Hazan,

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    1. Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
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  • Maciej Wozniak,

    1. Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
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  • Judit Heinecke,

    1. Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
    2. TU Freiberg, Institute of Ceramic, Glass and Construction Materials, D-09596 Freiberg, Germany
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  • Gregor Müller,

    1. Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
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  • Thomas Graule

    1. Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
    2. TU Freiberg, Institute of Ceramic, Glass and Construction Materials, D-09596 Freiberg, Germany
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  • J. Lewis—contributing editor

†Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. e-mail: yoram.dehazan@empa.ch

Abstract

New, general, and versatile concepts for the fabrication of continuous ceramic and ceramic/polymer nanocomposite fibers have been developed. These enable the fabrication of new ceramic and highly loaded nanocomposite fibers with controlled compositions and microstructures. Continuous fibers with dimensions of 15–500 μm have been demonstrated using several spinning approaches.

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