Effects of some electrospinning parameters on morphology of Natural silk-based nanofibers

Amiraliyan, Nasim, Nouri, Mahdi and Kish, Mohammad Haghighat (2009) Effects of some electrospinning parameters on morphology of Natural silk-based nanofibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 113 1: 226-234. doi:10.1002/app.29808


Author Amiraliyan, Nasim
Nouri, Mahdi
Kish, Mohammad Haghighat
Title Effects of some electrospinning parameters on morphology of Natural silk-based nanofibers
Journal name Journal of Applied Polymer Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-8995
Publication date 2009-07-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/app.29808
Volume 113
Issue 1
Start page 226
End page 234
Total pages 9
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Abstract Natural silk, from Bombyx mori solutions were electrospun into nanofibers, with diameters ranged from 60 to 7000 nm. The effects of electrospinning temperature, solution concentration and electric field on the formation nanofibers were studied. Optical and scanning electron microscope were used to study the morphology and diameter of electrospun nanofibers. It was observed that the nanofibers became flattened with ribbon-like shape with increasing the electrospinning temperature. The nanofiber diameter increases with the increase in the concentration of silk solution at all electrospinning temperature. With increasing the voltage of electric field at 50°C, morphology of the nanofibers changes from ribbon-like structure to circular cross section. Referring to the literature the probable mechanism responsible for the change of morphology is pointed out.
Keyword Biopolymers
Electrospinning
Morphology
Nanofiber
Ribbon
Silk
Temperature
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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