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Fundamentals and Applications of Micro- and Nanofibers

Fundamentals and Applications of Micro- and Nanofibers

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Alexander L. Yarin, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Seeram Ramakrishna
Cambridge University Press, 5/8/2014
EAN 9781107060296, ISBN10: 110706029X

Hardcover, 453 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

A comprehensive exposition of micro and nanofiber forming, this text provides a unified framework of all these processes (melt and solution blowing, electrospinning, and so on) and describes their foundations, development and applications. It provides an up-to-date, in-depth physical and mathematical treatment, and discusses a wide variety of applications in different fields, including nonwovens, energy, healthcare and the military. It further highlights the challenges and outstanding issues from an interdisciplinary perspective of science and technology, incorporating both fundamentals and applications. Ideal for researchers, engineers and graduate students interested in the formation of micro and nanofibers and their use in functional smart materials.

1. Introduction
2. Polymer physics and rheology
3. General quasi-one-dimensional equations of dynamics of free liquid jets. Capillary and bending instability
4. Melt and solution blowing
5. Electrospinning of micro and nanofibers
6. Additional methods and materials used to form micro and nanofibers
7. Tensile properties of micro and nanofibers
8. Post-processing
9. Applications of micro and nanofibers
10. Military applications of micro and nanofibers
11. Applications of micro and nanofibers and micro and nanoparticles
healthcare, nutrition, drug delivery and personal care.

'Many new, imaginative and important technological and biomaterial applications of fibers are being built upon information presented in this comprehensive, authoritative and enabling book.' Darrell H. Reneker, University of Akron, Ohio