Melt Electrospinning

Melt Electrospinning

A Green Method to Produce Superfine Fibers

1st Edition - August 1, 2019

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  • Authors: Yong Liu, Seeram Ramakrishna, Mohamedazeem Mohideen, Kaili Li
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165973
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128162200

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Melt Electrospinning: A Green Method to Produce Superfine Fibers introduces the latest results from a leading research group in this area, exploring the structure, equipment polymer properties and spinning conditions of melt electrospinning. Sections introduce the invention of melt electrospinning, including the independent development of centrifugal melt electrospinning and upward melt electrospinning, discuss electro magnetization of melt and the testing method of fiber performance by means of different polymers and self-designed devices, cover simulation, and introduce principle methods and improvement measures of centrifugal melt electrospinning.

Key Features

  • Presents melt electrospinning, a green nanofiber fabrication technology
  • Introduces the invention of melt electrospinning, including centrifugal melt electrospinning and upward melt electrospinning
  • Describes optimization techniques, electro magnetization of melt, testing methods, DPD simulation and improvement methods
  • Provides a useful introduction to contemporary electrospinning research with a view to its many potential applications


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Preface
    2. The Device of Melt Electrospinning
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 The device of conventional melt electrospinning
    2.3 The device of laser heating melt electrospinning
    2.4 The device of screw extrusion melt electrospinning
    2.5 The device of vibrating melt electrospinning
    2.6 The device of air melt electrospinning
    2.7 The device of coaxial melt electrospinning
    2.8  The device of upwards melt electrospinning
    2.9 The device of centrifugal melt electrospinning
    2.10 Summary and Perspective
    2.11 References
    3. Formation of Fibrous Structure and Factors in Melt Electrospinning
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Experimental results and discussion
    3.3 Summary and Perspective
    3.4 References
    4. DPD simulation of melt electrospinning
    4.1 Dissipative particle dynamics method
    4.2 DPD simulation on the fiber dropping process of melt electrospinning
    4.3 Summary and Perspective
    4.4 References
    5. Experimental Study on Centrifugal Melt Electrospinning
    5.1 Overview of centrifugal melt electrospinning
    5.2 Research progress of centrifugal melt electrospinning
    5.3 The significance of centrifugal melt electrospinning device
    5.4 Experimental Study on Electrophoretic Spinning of Centrifugal Melt
    5.5 Innovative design of centrifugal melt electrospinning
    5.6 Summary and Perspective
    5.7 References
    6. 3D Printing by Melt electrospinning

Product details

  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165973
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128162200

About the Authors

Yong Liu

Yong Liu is an Associate Professor and Director of the Polymeric Nanocomposite Laboratory at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He attained his PhD from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science. He has held a postdoctoral position at Tsinghua University, as well as at Cornell University as a visiting associate professor. He focuses on preparation and application of polymers and nanocomposites, and his research is unique in providing a polymer physics understanding of melt electrospinning. Yong Liu has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at over 20 conferences, and holds multiple patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Director of the Polymeric Nanocomposite Laboratory, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijng, China

Seeram Ramakrishna

Seeram Ramakrishna is the Director of the Center for Nanofibres and Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. He is regarded as the modern father of electrospinning. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is an editor of Elsevier journal Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Center for Nanofibres and Nanotechnology, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Mohamedazeem Mohideen

Ph.D. at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). He is doing his research work under the guidance of Prof Yong Liu. He completed his master degree in Materials Science from Anna University, India in 2018. He finished his master dissertation work on quantum dots

Affiliations and Expertise

Ph.D. student, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). Beijing, China

Kaili Li

currently a postgraduate at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. Her research focuses on the movement of molecular chains about the fiber produced by centrifugal melt electrospinning and the dissipative particle dynamics simulation. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postgraduate, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

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