Fabrication of nanoscale glass fibers by electrospinning

Praeger, M., Saleh, E., Vaughan, A., Stewart, W. J. and Loh, W. H. (2012) Fabrication of nanoscale glass fibers by electrospinning. Applied Physics Letters, 100, (6), 063114. (doi:10.1063/1.3684940).


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We report the experimental realization of glass nanofibers by electrospinning directly from a melt, demonstrating the viability of electrospinning fibers from non-polymer materials with high melting temperatures and higher surface tensions. The nanofiber material (B2O3) is molten on the tip of a gold wire, and voltage applied to the tip causes a jet to form, resulting in solid glass fibers with diameters of ~100 nm.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0003-6951 (print)
0003-6951 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 339829
Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 10:44
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 11:42
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Funded by: EPSRC (EP/G030510/1)
Led by: Wei H Loh
1 January 2009 to 30 June 2012
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ISI Citation Count:2
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/339829

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