Functional Nanofibers and their Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Q Wei
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090690
eBook ISBN: 9780857095640
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 24th May 2012
Page Count: 448
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Table of Contents

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Part I: Types and processing

Chapter 1: Nanofibers: principles and manufacture

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Principles of electrospinning

1.3 Solution electrospinning

1.4 Melt electrospinning

1.5 Future trends

Chapter 2: Types and processing of structured functional nanofibers: core-shell, aligned, porous and gradient nanofibers

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Core-shell nanofibers

2.3 Aligned nanofibers

2.4 Porous nanofibers

2.5 Gradient nanofibers

2.6 Applications of structured functional nanofibers

2.7 Future trends

Chapter 3: Processing of composite functional nanofibers

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Formation of polymer and polymer composite nanofibers

3.3 Formation of polymer and nanoparticle composite nanofibers

3.4 Formation of polymer and inorganic salt composite nanofibers

3.5 Examples and applications of composite functional nanofibers

3.6 Future trends

3.7 Acknowledgments

Chapter 4: Carbon and polymer nanofiber reinforcements in polymer matrix composites: processing and applications

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Composite formation with nanofibers

4.3 Strengths and weaknesses of nanofibers in composites

4.4 Applications of nanofiber composites

4.5 Future trends

Chapter 5: Inorganic functional nanofibers: processing and applications

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Processing of inorganic nanofibers

5.3 Case study: preparation, structure and properties of TiO2 inorganic nanofibers

5.4 Doping inorganic nanofibers

5.5 Applications of inorganic functional nanofibers

5.6 Future trends

Chapter 6: Surface functionalization of polymer nanofibers


Description

Nanofibers are a flexible material with a huge range of potential applications in such areas as technical textiles. Functional nanofibers and their applications summarises key trends in the processing and applications of these exciting materials.

Part one focuses on the types and processing of nanofibers. Beginning with an overview of the principles and techniques involved in their production, it goes on to review core-shell, aligned, porous and gradient nanofibers. The processing and application of composite functional nanofibers, carbon and polymer nanofiber reinforcements in polymer matrix composites, and inorganic functional nanofibers are then explored in detail, before part one concludes with a consideration of surface functionalization.

A wide variety of functional nanofiber applications are then reviewed in part two. Following consideration of their use in filtration, drug delivery and tissue engineering applications, the role of functional nanofibers in lithium-ion batteries, sensor applications, protective clothing, food processing and water purification is explored. Discussion of their use in sound absorption, electromagnetic wave attenuation and biomedical and microelectronic applications follows, before a final discussion of future trends.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Functional nanofibers and applications is a key text for all those working in the fields of technical textiles, as well as areas using nanofibers such as composites, biomaterials and microelectronics.

Key Features

  • Summarises key trends in the processing and applications of functional nanofibres in areas such as technical textiles
  • Provides an overview of the principles and techniques involved in the production of nanofibres and reviews core-shell, aligned, porous and gradient nanofibres
  • Considers the use of nanofibres in filtration, drug delivery and tissue engineering applications and the role of functional nanofibres in lithium-ion batteries, sensor applications, protective clothing, food processing and water purification

Readership

Scientists, engineers, industrial researchers and students and other professionals working in the fields of nanomaterials, nanotechnology and materials science.


Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857095640
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857090690
Paperback ISBN:
9780081016497

About the Editors

Q Wei Editor

Qufu Wei is Professor of Textiles, Science and Engineering for the Ministry of Education’s Key Laboratory of Eco-textiles, based at Jiangnan University, China.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jiangnan University, China